Random Acts of Kindness List: 20 Ways To Show Your Good Side

Follow The Flow – Try to mirror or follow the flow of the conversation when you are texting. If he uses a lot of texting shorthand like “ur” for “you are” you can follow suit. If he uses proper English you should do likewise.

- If you are inclined to bear in mind quantities, you will be encouraged to vary your quantities often (so as to avoid the anguish of seeing a collection of figures you used to participate in occur up this 1 week).

The number 23 is also quite special in science. It seems to turn up quite a bit in nature and it adds up to five, which is also quite common in nature. There are many superstitions and legends that make reference to this number somehow. One good example is that human ova and sperm each contain 23 chromosomes. These two sets of chromosomes must pair up before a new human being can be created in the womb. For this reason, it is also seen as a number of regeneration and eternity.

Based on the original concept, there are now variations of the tradition. One of the most popular of these is the White Elephant Gift Exchange. This is also known as The Thieving Secret Santa, Yankee Swap, Devil's Santa, Dirty Santa, and the Grinch Game. The idea is that each participant will bring a gift to the party that may be suitable for any of the people in attendance. The gift is also wrapped in a way that disguises what it is. Participants draw names from a hat to determine order and then proceed to choose a gift one at a time. Once opened, they have the choice of opening another gift, keeping the gift, or stealing a previously opened gift. Some other secret Santa variations are giving gifts or a period of days, and also Casino Santa where participants can choose either gift or money.

It always surprises me when people question whether or not dreams have meaning. I want to respond, Does your life have meaning? Are the thoughts that pass through your consciousness during your waking hours just random firings of neurons, or do they mean something about who you are and what you want? Can you learn anything from the pattern of events in your day, both those that seem to be under your control and those that seem not to be?

The next year I read about a couple of brothers named Karamazov and their sister Carrie acting in The American Tragedy, the men contracting a disease called Moby-Dick. They all write pustulary scarlet letters to women named Pamela and Clarissa. A Frenchman named A. Tranjé falls asleep in his mother's coffin and dreams of being a catcher in the rye, protecting children from a drunken overeaters named Gargantua N. Pantagruel,. The sun also rose on Madame Bovary committing crimes and suffering punishment for pulling the wings off doves (one flew over the cuckoo's nest anyway), for which she was stripped of her red badge of courage and left naked and dead. Marcel Proust tossed his cookies when he got a whiff of someone named Madeleine. The hallucinogenic prose/poem "Rhyme of Silas Mariner" by Samuel Eliot Coleridge resonated with memorable lines such as "Water, water everywhere/ Where are my buckets, my buckets!" Coleridge was actually a pen name of Marianne Evans, who was having an affair with Kate Chopin while her French alter ego(s) George(s) Sand engaged in a menage a toit with composer Franz Schindler Liszt and Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, who was literature's first lady detective and solved the mysteries of Edgar Allan Poe. See