Month: February 2015

The Greatest Love Letter Ever Written

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The only relevant mail I actually get are bank statements, and even that I think is old school since everyone gets them electronically. The days of letter writing and post cards have been replaced by texts and emails. Modern communication doesn’t have the same effect and authenticity that is delivered from a hand-written letter and honestly, could you imagine Johnny Cash ever telling June Carter of these exact sentiments through an email? The insurance company Beagle Street had a poll to find the greatest love letter ever written. The winning letter didn’t have fancy vocabulary but was a simple letter written from John to June to mark her 65th birthday. I can’t contest the result.

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It reads:

Happy Birthday Princess,

We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.

But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.

Happy Birthday Princess.

John

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Falling Asleep

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You know that feeling? You know, that one feeling. The one where your body decides to be mean and jerks you awake just as you’re about to fall asleep. Today I read that it happens because your heart rate decreases so rapidly that you’re brain jerks you awake to make sure you’re still alive. Another theory is that the brain gets confused by your muscles relaxing, thinks you’re falling, and causes you to tense up. Either way, there’s some miscommunication going on here between the mind and the body.

Here is the part where you insert your own symbolic interpretation of situations in life that could also apply to this. Maybe it’s you making a bigger deal out of something smaller and freaking out for no reason. Maybe it’s taking life too seriously. Maybe it’s staying in tune with all those signs your body is giving you (yes, go see a doctor already). Or maybe we should stop trying to make a symbolic interpretation out of the smallest things (guilty).

For all you insomniacs out there, want to know how to supposedly fall asleep in under one minute? Follow the 4-7-8 rule: Breath in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, then exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds.

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