I got this story from my Granny, and I really loved the message of it.
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,
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. Forgive the ones who don't. Life
is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
I must admit I am more than guilty of this. I always let my frustrations build up, then I blow up (normally Jason gets it all...poor Jason). I don't want to dump my garbage on anyone any more, and I am going to try to be kinder and gentler to people who dump all their garbage on me. I hope we all can.
Have a garbage-free day!
PS. I am MEGA behind on blogging.
I had some of my family out to visit, and I haven't been on my computer in two 2 weeks.
Two whole weeks, CRAZY.
So, for the next few days I will be playing catch up.
It is just the four of us...April, Jason, Clark and Harry. We love trying new things, visiting new places, and being together as a family. This blog is our family journal, our ups and downs, big steps and little steps...all things, big and small.
Harry is 2 years old. He loves music, books and words, he can read all day long. He loves to be outside, he is a quiet, thoughtful explorer. He is determined, curious, and has very ticklish feet. Harry's Autism can be quite challenging most days, and I long to figure out his little mysteries, but I appreciate the new ways he helps me look at the world. He is forever my chubby little nugget, I'm so happy he was sent to our family.
Clark Michael "Big Tuna"
Clark is 4. He is all about having fun, and joking around. These days Clark's world revolves around Star Wars, Mario and Indiana Jones. He loves his friends, and playing video games. He sees everything as a game, and a adventure. I love that he makes me laugh when I am in a bad mood, and how he reminds me not to take things so seriously. We couldn't live without him.
Just the two of us.
April, The MOM.
I am the Mom. I am sassy, plumpy and sometimes shy. I love reading, taking pictures, and watching too much tv. I am learning to be crafty, and I'm forever trying to loose weight. To me nothing is better than hanging out with my family, and friends.
Jason, The Dad.
Jason is a great Dad, he loves his boys so much and works hard for our family. He works for the Coast Guard in the medical field. He loves football, writing, and eating too much junk food. He loves to listen to (boring) talk radio, and is always busy working on his schooling.