At the end of my last post, I noted that I didn't know what kind of list I wanted to make; that I would just let it happen and see what the week brought me. Now let me tell you, this has been a week FULL of lists! This week I made a grocery list, a list of things I wanted to work on in my apartment, made a list of personal goals for my job, started a list of goals for the accounts I manage, I even made a list of friends/family that I have been neglecting and I need to call/call back! However, when it came to making a blog-worthy list that I thought would interest all of you, it was very difficult. I started to make a real "wish-list" of things that I hope to accomplish/do, such as ride in a hot air balloon and go visit Portland and Boston and all the other cities I have yet to see. It quickly became a bucket list, and that's not something I want to put on my blog--too unoriginal.
Thankfully, my dad came to the rescue today. My dad is VERY smart man. Although I don't give him as much credit as he usually deserves, he has always known exactly what to say to help get me out of the heartbreaks and sticky situations I've faced in my life.
He sent me an email this morning, and at first I wrote it off. I mean, in the title it said "Please Read--DO NOT Delete!" You can be sure that I'm not a fan of chain emails. However, this afternoon I gave it a read and it was EXACTLY what I needed. An amazing list! It had some great advice, some of which I really needed to hear this week. Thanks, Dad! Here it is:
1) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2) Marry a man 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, 'Why do you want to know?'
14) Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15) Say 'bless you' 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.
Yep, a list of ways to live your life through Feng Sui. Great list, right??? So this week I'm giving my successes to my dad, and I'm giving him FIVE STARS!
Check back in on Monday to see what I have to say about my experiences ordering food I've never tried before, from Kathleen's "Pointers for Purposeful Change" list.
Song of the Week: "Send Me on My Way" by Rusted Root