Monday, August 17, 2009

The Tentra Totem - A Rx for Living

The key to getting over a case of the blues is to get out of my head. I mean, I have to literally take steps to stop THINKING! About me, about my troubles, about my blues. It's not ALL about me!! One of the best lines from the baseball movie Bull Durham is when Kevin Costner says to Tim Robbins “Don’t think ‘meat’, you just hurt the team.” Not so easy to do, but when the student is willing, the teacher arrives!

Over the weekend, I came across one of those chain emails (the ones where you almost reflexively hit delete!) that I read and then copied/saved, thinking at the time I suppose, that it might come in handy some day.
Re-reading it yesterday, it seemed more like a “bucket list” for everyday living. And then it hit me! I can follow the suggestions on this list as kind of an antibiotic for the blues! is my intent to follow this "Rx" for the next 30 days, as a gentle reminder of how much abundance I currently enjoy and practice some good, old fashioned gratitude! I'll keep you posted on my progress!

This Tentra Totem has arrived from India and was sent to you for good fortune. It has already circled the world 10 times. Whether you believe in superstitions or not, devote a few minutes to read the Tentra, good
fortune will reach you within four days from receiving the Tentra. Share the link to this post to whomever you think is in need of good fortune.

  • Eat plenty of whole rice.

  • Give people more than they expect and do this willfully.

  • Learn by heart your favorite song.

  • Don't believe anything you hear and do not sleep as much as you would like to.

  • When you say "I love you," say it truthfully.

  • When you say "I'm sorry," say it with eye contact.

  • An engagement period of six months is crucial before marriage.

  • Believe in love at first sight.

  • Never mock other's dreams.

  • Love deeply and passionately. You may get hurt, but this is the only way to live life at its fullest.

  • Deal with discontentment, fight fairly, but do not offend.

  • Do not judge others because of their relatives.

  • Talk slow, think fast.

  • When someone asks you a question you do not want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

  • Remember that the greatest love and the greatest success also hold many risks.

  • Bless a person who has just sneezed.

  • When you lose, do not lose the lesson.

  • Remember: respect for yourself, respect for others, and respect for your actions.

  • Do not allow a small disagreement to hurt a great friendship.

  • When you notice that you have made a mistake, take the appropriate steps to correct it.

  • Smile when you answer the phone. Those who call can "hear" your smile.

  • Marry (or be with) the person you love talking to the most. When you get old, conversation will be more important than anything else.

  • Spend some time alone.

  • Accept change with open arms; yet do not give up your values.

  • Remember that sometimes, silence is the best answer.

  • Read more books and watch television less.

  • Live a good, honorable life. Later, when you grow old and remember the past, you will enjoy it once more.

  • Believe and trust God, whomever/whatever you conceive God to be, but securely lock your car.

  • An atmosphere of love at your home is most important. Do all that you can to create a calm home full of love.

  • Do not bring back the past.

  • Read in between the lines.

  • Share your knowledge. It is the way to live forever.

  • Be gentle with our planet Earth.

  • Pray. Prayer has incredible power.

  • Never interrupt someone who flatters you.

  • Take care of your problems.

  • Do not trust a man or woman who does not close their eyes when you kiss them.

  • Once a year, visit a place you have never seen before.

  • If you make a lot of money, channel it so as to help others while you are alive. This is the greatest satisfaction a treasure can reward you.

  • Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is very lucky.

  • Learn all the rules and then break some.

  • Remember that the greatest relationships are the ones in which the love between two people is greater than the need one has of the other.

  • Judge your success in light of what you had to give up to obtain it.

  • Relate to love and to the kitchen completely. (All the reason you need to see the movie Julie and Julia!)

I hope you enjoy and are inspired!

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