Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mental Feng Shui

Whether or not you subscribe to the whole 'Feng Shui' philosophy or not, I think there is some rather helpful advice/life tips in the following, which I received from a friend. I hope you agree. So, here's a little mental feng shui:

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
  5. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
  6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
  9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
  10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  11. Don't judge people by their relatives.
  12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
  13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask them 'Why do you want to know?'
  14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  15. Say gesundheit when you hear someone sneeze.
  16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
  18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  21. Spend some time alone.
Crush du Jour: Christopher Gartin


A Lewis said...

I'm doing #21 yesterday, today, tomorrow. that's quite a list you've put forth for us all. Looks like I've got plenty of work to do.

Bob said...

What a great list.
Food for thought because, while I do a lot of those already, there are some that could use my attention.

G said...

Mark, Glenn and I have been together for 23yrs. We will be together for the rest of our days. I would like to add TRUST. I like your blog, will visit often. Mike, studio city, ca.

cb said...

sounds more like "all the feng shui I needed to know I learned in kindergarten". For the soul. With Maurie.

Mark in DE said...

I should have noted that I did not create this list. It was sent to me in an email (author unknown) and I posted it.


Mistress Maddie said...

I love this list! And it makes sense!

Joy said...

Good list!