Facebook Madness and a thought for the day.
I am sorry I have not checked in lately. I have been bitten by the "facebook" bug. I invite you all to come by and see my page.

It has been fun to catch up with some old friends and learn more about others. I am finding it is a great way to keep up with the children and what is going on in their lives. Our teenagers have pages with the restriction that we have to be friends with all of their friends, that way we can stay up on things.

Here is the note for the day I referred to in the title:

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! T he 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.

I pray that we will all watch what we do with our garbage this year.

A side note too: My oldest, the one who turned 15 last week got her driving permit today. She is so excited and we are proud. I guess I am going from driver to rider!!



Blogger Joyful said...

Charlene, I'm enjoying visiting you on Facebook too! Loved reading this from your link there - powerful story.

I'm going to be making that driver to rider exchange soon too. My son is almost 17, but he as yet hasn't taken his Driver's training - just too busy, but I know that day is coming shortly.

Enjoy the ride,

Oh, that is so great! Something I needed to read.

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