May 7, 2006

Do not keep this message.

ONE OF MY HARD AND FAST RULES is to never, but never, pass along chain-letters.

"TWENTY-TWO. Know when to break hard and fast rules."

This must leave your hands in 6 MINUTES. Otherwise you will get a very unpleasant surprise. This is true, even if you are not superstitious, agnostic, or otherwise faith impaired.

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.

FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

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

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

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

FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

Send this to at least 5 people and your life will improve. 1-4 people: Your life will improve slightly. 5-9 people: Your life will improve to your liking. 9-14 people: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next 3 weeks

15 and above: Your life will improve drastically and everything you ever dreamed of will begin to take shape.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Do not keep this message.

Posted by Vanderleun at May 7, 2006 10:42 AM
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So now you are recruiting an army of "nudgers" al la yours truly!

You sly dog!!! (love those lefty !!!!)

Love you, dear Gerard - emailing all.

You may succeed in shutting down the internet today.

Posted by: LARWYN at May 7, 2006 11:54 AM


Posted by: Nana at May 7, 2006 6:36 PM

I admit to being put out by these things. They are essentially curses. Almost an incantation, despite whatever good intentions they have.

(Which of course brings to mind the cliche about the paving on the road to hell.)

It creeps me out. There is enough superstition in the world as is, why add to it?

Posted by: Eric Blair at May 8, 2006 6:35 AM

As to #7: I believe it! Fell in love with my wife the instant I laid eyes on her.

As to #6: Tain't necessarily true. We married three months later. Our 50th anniversary comes up in August.

I like your hard and fast rule #22

Posted by: Jimmy J. at May 9, 2006 1:48 PM