Thursday, July 06, 2017

Jack’s Winning Words 7/6/17
"Your best friend is the one who brings out the best in you.”  (Henry Ford)  A young Norman Vincent Peale asked Henry Ford what advice he would give to a young person starting out in life.  Henry told him to choose his friends carefully.  You want them to be people who bring out the best in you.  A good friend will respect and encourage you, will not put you down, or desert you.  Avoid the negative person, the gloomy one.  Ford knew more than how to build cars.    ;-)  Jack

FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL:  very true indeed!==== JACK:  Henry Ford was a very complex man.  Aren't we all?

FROM TARMART REV:  ...blessed with one for sure from West Bloomfield, MI, I am!!====JACK:  I remember when you first walked through the door.====REV:  "Old men dream dreams" . . . I've collected many of them myself while visiting Holy Spirit Lutheran Church weekly with the WB Parks and Rec during those 5 years using the church facility and visiting with the Right Reverend Jack Freed!! It was a "whale" of an experience!!====JACK:  I'd almost forgotten the "reason" for my whale collection...a reminder that God has ways of causing his will to be with Jonah, as with each of us.

FROM HONEST JOHN:  Some of my best learning has come from folks who have been critical of me...not always optimistic about my prospects.    We need more than one kind of friend.====JACK:  Constructive criticism is good, but usually looks better in the rearview mirror.

FROM DR J:  indeed!====JACK:  A friend in need is a friend indeed.  God seems to send friends among us when we need them the most.

FROM BB:  Interesting quote. I think my father read Norman Vincent peele when he was alive.====JACK:  NVP wasn't the first to espouse the power of positive thinking.  Epictetus was an advocate in the 1st century.

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  God knew what he was doing when he made Eve or Adam.  He gave Adam a best friend.  Yep they messed up but they held together and had each other's backs.  Best friends aren't perfect but they are there for each other.====JACK:  Harry Truman supposedly said:  "In Washington, if you want a friend, get a dog."  Why do you suppose dogs are referred to as...Man's best friend?

FROM TAMPA SHIRL:  Be optimistic! We r all here for a reason!====JACK:  Have you figured yours out, yet?

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