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Monday, July 1, 2013

To All the Wonderful Followers of Our World!

I've been unable to get out with the camera to get photos of My World this week and I will miss participating and hope to join in again soon. In the meantime I'm sharing some wise words with you! Wishing all of you a wonderful week with lots of joy and laughter and beautiful places and things to photograph!!

  Law of  the Garbage Truck
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!
The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
so ...  Love the people who treat you right.
Pray for the ones who don't .

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!


PerthDailyPhoto said...

It really depends on which side of the bed you got up on I think Sylvia. Most times it's easy to let things go over the top and not react, but then there are other times kabooom :))))but mostly not haha!

This is Belgium said...

have a great week, Sylvia!

Carver said...

Great story Sylvia. I hope you have a happy week.

Arija said...

Hi Sylvia,Lately I have had the same problem of rustling up a post. I seem to be mainly stuck on the farm . I'd like to get out more but with the dog it is difficult to find anywhere to stay the night and here to get anywhere, it is a day's drive!
Thanks for the little story, I always do my best to keep my cool when driving, anger is not a useful emotion.
Enjoy your week.

Reader Wil said...

Very true, Sylvia! The taxidriver is a wise man.

TexWisGirl said...

so true.

Dianne said...

A very wise taxi driver and a reminder to us whether we be the the garbage truck or the taxi .... don't take things personally. Have a lovely day Sylvia. xx

Oman said...

beautiful story sylvia :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Adore the idea of negative emotions being garbage! A terrific story!
Love Arija's added comment that anger is not a useful emotion! Hope your week smiles with sunshine.

Kay L. Davies said...

Almost as good as a photo, Sylvia!
I hope all is well in your world.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful and sensible.

magiceye said...

Have a lovely week ahead!

Kay said...

This is so beautiful, Sylvia. We need to always hold this lesson in our hearts and structure our day to act accordingly. I'll try. Thank you.

Karen said...

This is so true!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sylvia, I've read that Garbage Truck writing before --but it is good to read over and over... We do need to remember that it's all about our attitude toward life....

Hope you are doing well in your new home.

Indrani said...

Wise words!
This a great read at the start of the day for me. I will remember it.

Team G Square said...

I always say the same to my wife .

George said...

What a great philosophy to have. I hope you have a marvelous week.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this story! So true.

Wishing you a wonderful week.

Betty Manousos said...

great story and very true.


Anonymous said...

We all have bad days now and then- A simple smile is the best choice ~:)

Not to worry about pics- just enjoy where you are Sylvia and have a great day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sylvia, I love this wisdom and, you know what? I don't see why you couldn't have linked this (or any one of your quiet moment posts) to "Our World". Because every one of us would love to have your joy of life as part of our world!!

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