My mom sent this to me recently. She also sent it to my girlfriend and it showed up in her spam folder. It is obviously not spam.
January 16, 2013
November 9, 2012
March 18, 2012
Here’s yet another email forward from my mom about avoiding a heart attack. This one is about the link between drinking water and having heart attacks. It’s especially funny because for a while my dad told me not to drink water after working out because he heard that a marathon runner died from drinking water. Luckily I don’t lose that many electrolytes while working out. Anyway, here’s the email:
Something I didn’t know either! I asked my Doctor why do I and other people urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor = Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright. When you lie down and the lower body (legs and other things) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
February 14, 2012
My mom sent me a “HANDBOOK 2012.” I wasn’t quite sure if it was like a survival guide to the apocalypse this year or something. I guess it’s just another one of those handy tips to not wasting your life things. I have no idea why some things have asterisks.
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food
that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2011 .
8. Sit in silence for
at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours..
10. *Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.* *
11. *Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their
journey is all about.*
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead
invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. *Don’t over do. Keep your limits.*
14. *Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.*
15. *Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.*
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. *Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..*
18. *Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her
mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.*
19. *Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. *No one is in charge of your happiness except you.*
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems
are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra
class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. *Smile and laugh more..*
24. *You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree… **
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. *Forgive everyone for everything..*
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. *What other people think of you is none of your business.*
31. *Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your
will. Stay in touch.* *
32. Do the right thing!
33. *Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.*
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change…
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. *When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.*
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. *
Last but not the least:
40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.
February 11, 2012
I really like these random chain letters, especially because of the threats from non-compliance. It’s a weird mix of “how to make your life better” and “we’ll kill you in your sleep if you don’t forward this to everyone you know!”
This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received.. Hope it works for you — and me! Lotus Touts: You have 6 minutes
There’s some mighty fine advice in these words, even if you’re not superstitious. This Lotus Touts has been sent to you for good luck from the Anthony Robbins organization. It has been sent around the world ten times so far.
Do not keep this message.
The Lotus Touts 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.
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.
Spend some time alone. Now, here’s the FUN part!
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. ·
April 30, 2011
April 5, 2011
My mom sent me this forward recently:
PLEASE TELL YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, and COWORKERS!!!*
Please be careful…..
There is a group of criminals presenting themselves as sales promoters who are giving free key-rings holders at gas stations or parking lots.*
The key ring has a tracking device chip which allows them to trace and follow you.
Please, please don’t accept them. They select their seemingly well-to-do potential victims and if you accept the key ring, then you maybe in for their tricks.*
The key ring holders looked very nice which attracts your attention and makes it hard to resist especially it is free.
But remember you may end up paying way more than the key ring received and the possibility of risking large financial loss and maybe even your life.
Please advice everyone you know. *
I didn’t see any explanation for the multiple * signs. Maybe they left out the:
* not actually true
or something. Besides being ridiculously paranoid, this “scam” doesn’t really make sense. So what if people can track you? Why would they target you specifically? Because you’re wearing a nice polo shirt? Maybe they could see when you’re not at home, but it still seems ridiculously complicated to me.
May 20, 2010
[Hung's note: What will Japan think of next!?!?!?!]
Look closely and guess what they could be …
Are they pens with cameras?
Ladies and gentlemen … congratulations! You’ve just looked into the future.
Yes, that’s right!
You’ve just seen the technology that will replace your PC in the near future.
Here is how it works:
In the revolution of miniature computers, scientists have made great developments with Bluetooth technology.
This pen type of instrument produces both the monitor and the keyboard on any flat surface, from where you can carry out functions you would normally do on your desktop computer.
April 18, 2010
My mom sent this to me just today. I guess mercury is bad for you, but  for the extreme steps in the last image. The last biohazard bulletpoint reminds me of Will it Blend? “_____ smoke, don’t breathe this!” Oh, and the email had a bunch of pictures of compact bulbs, but I left those out because they were kind of superfluous.
Because it contains Mercury (poisonous) which cause migraine, disorientation, imbalances and different other health problems while inhalation.
And many people with allergies, causes them severe skin condition and other diseases just by touching this substance or inhaling it.
Also the ministry warned by NOT cleaning the debris of the broken bulb with the vacuum cleaner, because it would spread the contamination to other rooms in the house while using the vacuum cleaner again.
It must be cleaned through normal broom or brush and be kept in a sealed bag and thrown right away from the house in the ban for hazardous materials.
Notice: Mercury is dangerous, more poisonous than lead or arsenic!!!!
It is better not to buy/use it for your health and the environment.
April 13, 2010
The title of this post is the email subject line, but the file itself was called “Tips_for_better_life_mL.pps.” And the title of the slideshow is “Tips For Better Life for 2010.” Basically it’s a bunch of cacti and life tips. They range from the simple, “Sleep for 7 hours,” to the oddly specific “Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. This will ruin present happiness.” They might’ve tacked on at the end, “Are you listening Annabelle? This is Mike. Seriously, stop mentioning that one trip to Juarez to everyone we meet! Ruining my present happiness!”
I like to imagine that the cacti all have weird personalities and are the ones giving advice, kind of like that one meme with the puppy.