Thursday, July 26, 2007

The truth is out there Scully

Sometimes you get whacked on the head while surfing the interwebs... Skywriter aka "Scully" is one of these gifted writers that have mastered the craft and make one realise that there is so much to do and improve upon.
On the other hand I do not blog to impress but to put my own thoughts, feelings and emotions into digital diary format to help me understand myself better. But I still stand in awe when I get whacked...

Another truth is that I have been baring my soul both here and in the real world, this can sometimes cause soul burn. Just like exposing your skin to the summer sun can cause it to blister and peel your soul can get burnt by wearing your heart on your sleeve, extremely painful and known to cause either permanent scars or to heal with no evidence that this ever happened, other times it actually transforms you making the sacrifice sweeter than the sweetest muscadel. I now have the knowledge that I have found a friend more precious than a tumultuous affair and worthy beyond compare... why do I then still miss the physical? Time will tell I suppose... looking back in 20 years time I will probably know the answer why this amazing friendship came across my path.

Then I also have this list of truths that I have found very helpful at such times, just like KatieB I think I will share what I found to be some important maxims in the daily grind of things, so here are 45 instructions for life...

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem
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 any one's dreams.
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 slow but think quick.
13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask,"Why do you want to know?".
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15. Call your mom.
16. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
17. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
20. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
22. Marry someone you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
23. Spend some time alone.
24. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
26. Read more books and watch less TV.
27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
28. Trust in God but lock your car.
29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
31. Read between the lines.
32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
33. Be gentle with the earth...and yourself.
34. Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
36. Mind your own business.
37. Don't trust someone who doesn't close their eyes when you kiss them.
38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
41. Learn the rules, then break some.
42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
43. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
44. Remember that your character is your destiny.
45. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Of course my two favourite is the last one and number nine... typical for a Gemini I hear...
"The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously." Henry Kissinger (1923 - )

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