From My Inbox

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ONE. Give  people more than they expect and do it  cheerfully. (But sometimes, it helps not to meet others’ expectations.)

TWO. Marry  a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get  older, their conversational skills will be as  important as any other. (Is the marrying part necessary?)

THREE. Don’t  believe all you hear, spend all you have, or  sleep all you want. (I don’t have problems with believing and spending….)

FOUR. When  you say, ‘I love you,’ mean  it. And there’s no other way of doing it!

When  you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the  eye. Some people can still look straight in your eyes even if they’re lying/insincere.

Be  engaged at least six months before you get  married. Skip.

Believe  in love at first  sight. (I do! But he doesn’t!)

Never  laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have  dreams don’t have much.  (And yes, for some people, dream is all that they have.)

Love  deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but  it’s the only way to live life completely.  (You might? You will! Wanna bet?)

In  disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.  (Must be a battle of reasons, not emotions, argh!)

ELEVEN. Don’t  judge people by their  relatives. (Couldn’t agree more. Besides, Jesus came from Adam’s lineage, too.)

TWELVE. Talk  slowly but think  quickly. (Doing it the other way around would likely lead to disaster.)

THIRTEEN. When  someone asks you a question you don’t want to  answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to  know?’ (Can’t deliver this nicely…must be my eyebrows…and my “anong-pakialam-mo” look in my eyes.)

FOURTEEN. Remember  that great love and great achievements involve  great risk. Skip again.

FIFTEEN. Say  ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.  Achoo!

When  you lose, don’t lose the  lesson. (Because if you do, then you only become a certified loser.)

SEVENTEEN. Remember  the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for  others; and Responsibility for all your actions.  (Must be four: Remember the first three Rs always.)

EIGHTEEN. Don’t  let a little dispute injure a great friendship.  Om.

NINETEEN. When  you realize you’ve made a mistake, take  immediate steps to correct  it. (Often, sorry is not enough. Make amends ‘no!)

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone.  The caller will hear it in your voice. (Sorry, not for telemarketers. They’re so annoying!)

TWENTY-  ONE. Spend  some time alone. (Love solitude!)

This is actually a nice piece, full of practical wisdom. I’m sure you got distracted by my side comments–sorry, couldn’t help =(


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