So, my friend Natasha is really into Fung Shuaaay. And yes, I know that I spelled it wrong and I was going to look up the correct spelling, but decided it would be more fun if I spelled it *my* way. You see, I've been teasing Natasha about her fung shuaaay-ish-ness for quite a few years basically because, well, because it is fun to tease Natasha, and I thought she'd chuckle at my semi-intentional mis-spelling. :)
I've only learned a couple of things about fung shuaaay over the years from Natasha. Number 1, you are not supposed to store stuff under your bed. That is probably a good idea...less stresses while sleeping...I get that. Number 2, she recently told me that you are not supposed to sleep under a ceiling fan. I'm seriously considering a putting a ceiling fan in my new, blue bedroom in spite of fung shuaaay and the Trading Spaces people. Hopefully, my cute, future ceiling fan will not throw our world out of alignment.
A couple of weeks ago, I got this email from my favorite fung shuaaay buddy. I'll admit that it sat, unopened, in my inbox for quite a few days and came very close to falling deep into the black hole that is everything not on page 1 of my inbox....very un-fung shuaaay I know. Luckily, I decided to clean out my email box a few days ago and actually opened the email. It was great!! I loved it...there were so many good points to it. So, of course, I decided to share it with you all.
Now, we can all get fung shuaaay together and live a happy, peaceful life where ying and yang are happy and all that. Thanks Tasha!! ;)
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. Like that one a lot!!
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 dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much. But, is it ok to laugh at someone's fung shuaaay dreams?
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. That's just funny.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly. Bummer...I'm a fast talker and a slow thinkier
THIRTEEN .. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?' Great answer for that "did you do fertility" question!
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. Ummmm....OK!!! Sign me up!