Monday, December 3, 2007

the little blue book of life

Got a fwd email abt life – the things in bracket are my responses . A kind of small retrospection.


Have a firm handshake.
(I do that)

Look people in the eye.
(I do this also)

Sing in the shower.
(yup, I do)

Own a great stereo system.
(yeah - I have one)

If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
(this is something life taught me in heard way, and I never forget this lesson)

Keep secrets.
(my closet if full of skeletons )

Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen
(yeah, sometimes Miracles do happen)

Always accept an outstretched hand.
(yup, am game for that)

Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be.
No one can tell the difference.
(thatz true)

(no matter how hard I try, I cant whistle properly. But who the hell gives a damn? i do whistle :-D)

Avoid sarcastic remarks.
(something for me to work on)

Choose your life's mate carefully. From
this one decision will come 90 per
cent of all your happiness or misery.
(yeah - thatz why am still looking ;-) )

Make it a habit to do nice things for
people who will never find out.
(hm..sometimes i do this)

Lend only those books you never care
to see again.
(sigh, this is something I need to do BIG time)

Never deprive someone of hope; it might
be all that they have.
(true - this is something i care a lot)

When playing games with ! children, let
them win.
(yup, dose that)

Give people a second chance, but not a third.
(no second chance - if you are not going to lead, get the hell outta my way)

Be romantic.
(oh yeah, i am)

Become the most positive and enthusiastic
person you know.
(yes, i am)

Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-
death matters, nothing is as important as it
first seems.
(true - another thing life taught me)

Don't allow the phone to interrupt important
moments. It's there for your convenience,
not the caller's.
(agree 100%)

Be a good loser.
(not yet mastered the art - still trying to get it correct. But one day, I will)

Be a good winner.
(I think I am)

Think twice before burdening a friend with
a secret.
(thinks more than twice with some friends, but with some, no need to think at all :) )

When someone hugs you, let them be the
first to let go.
(does that)

Be modest. A lot was accomplished before
you were born.

Keep it simple.
(need to be better in this too)

Beware of the person who has nothing to
(yeah - big time. Have been in that shoe for lot of times, so, i know how it is)

Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how
many times you have to cross the same

Live your life so that your epitaph could
read, No Regrets
(Agree 100%. and i do live like this)

Be bold and courageous. When you look
back on life, you'll regret the things
you didn't do more than the one's you did.
( yup - always trying to minimize them - as said earlier, no regrets)

Never waste an opportunity to tell someone
you love them.
(yeah - something very rare to come across)

Remember no one makes it alone. Have a
grateful heart and be quick to
acknowledge those who helped you.

Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone
else choose it for you.
(Never - I would have been long dead before someone chooses my attitude for me)

Visit friends and relatives when they are in
hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.

Begin each day with some of your favorite
(yeah, almost always)

Once in a while, take the scenic route.
(dose it often - in fact, when ever I can)

Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them
'Someone who thinks you're terrific.'
(sigh!, have given only 2 valentine cards till date)

Answer the phone with enthusiasm and
energy in your voice.
(yeah - who likes to be greeted with a sloppy, irritated hello)

Keep a note pad and pencil on your bedside
table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at
3 a.m.
(i have a pen and a book :P)

Show respect for everyone who works for a
living, regardless of how trivial their job.
(this is again something which i does care a lot)

Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a
reason later.
(haven’t send any one flowers till now - have given a few to some when i go visiting them)

Make someone's day by paying the toll
for the person in the car behind you.
(never tried)

Become someone's hero.
(i think I am ;-) )

Marry only for love.
(marry for money - No thanks, I will stay single. If there is no love, what is teh point of marriage? )

Count your blessings.

Compliment the meal when you're a guest
in someone's home.
(sure - it works wonder and makes them happy)

Wave at the children on a school bus.
(it sure is a nice thing to do)

Remember that 80 per cent of the success
in any job is based on your ability to deal
with people.
(yeah - need more work on that)

Don't expect life to be fair.
(never - as Calvin says -I know, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor? ;-) )


anonme said...

very nice piece of advice!
looooong but hey! i aint complainin!
u hav got a nice blog! :)

Lavanya said...
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Lavanya said...

The last one was the ultimate piece of wisdom!

Life ain't fair, but neither are we.


Keep posting!

--xh-- said...

@ Anonme - thnx. do keep dropping in.
@Lavanya - datz why i love C&H ;-)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Nice post!Keep more of these coming in :)

Love said...

good forward... with your permission, i'll hack it off your blog now and add to mine too! :p


Biker BT said...

Nice blue book :-)

Maybe u could add this one too by Chanakya:

Dont be too honest.Straight trees are cut first and honest guys are victimised(scr***d) first.


--xh-- said...

@ BT - tahzt true :)

Lena said...

wow.. that was longgggggggg!
but still some prove themselves right and are really helpful :)

Loved the last "Dont expect life to be fair" - and hey, it is not always unfair - i mean 50/50, and it is only fair :) :)

*~ Mayth!!~* said...

Very nice. Long...but it was worth it. I liked the lines in the brackets. Guess everyone will have a line or two to include ;)


--xh-- said...

@ lena - thnx for the patience to go through :)
@ Myth - yup - me too think so :)

Raquelita said...

nice to see you posted this with your comments...keep up =)

Aarthi said...

Nice one...but v lengthy....:)

--xh-- said...

@raquelita: :)
@ aarthi: :)

Mocha said...

Think twice before burdening a friend with
a secret.
(thinks more than twice with some friends, but with some, no need to think at all :) )

Should have followed ur advice.