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[tweetmeme] I have friends that send me all kinds of messages like this.  This one has many good lessons to remember.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.
Mental Feng Shui

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 dreams. 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.

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

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My bike & I in Montreal, Canada - Picture courtesy of Michael T. Henry Photography

I rode my motorcycle today for the first time in about a year and a half.  I think the reason I haven’t ridden is because I am a algophobiac.

Algophobiac

Algophobia is the fear of extreme pain.  I’m also a trypanophiobiac, but that’s another blog all by itself….  Anyway, last year when I took my bike out for the first time, I dumped it.  Not badly, but enough that when I felt it start to fall, I thought I could hold it up.  HUGE mistake because I pulled all the muscles in my shoulders.  So because of this, I was a bit reluctant to get back on my bike this season.  But today, I did it!!
I didn’t ride it far, but I accomplished one of my biggest problem areas on the bike.  Turning from a stop has been the most difficult thing for me on my bike.  The reason is because my bike is VERY top-heavy and the center of gravity is very high.  I rode around a neighborhood development for about half and hour, around and around, stopping and going…  The landscapers and roofers probably thought I was nuts!  All in all it was a good ride because I didn’t drop the bike, and I am slowly starting to feel confident again.  I think figuring out that my front brake is VERY touchy is part of the culprit to my fear.  As soon as I touch it, it brakes and wants to pull the wheel to the side, which will tip the bike….  Now that I am aware of the problem, hopefully this will help me to be more confident in my riding.  Hopefully I can keep my algophobic fears at bay!!

What are you afraid of?  What phobias do you have?

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