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  • I Don’t Think About Richard Nixon Everyday!

    Most Americans will agree that former President Richard Nixon, is a memorable character. Whether we agreed with his politics or not, most of us who were alive during his administration and resignation in August, 1974, we will certainly never forget him.

    But do you think about him EVERY DAY? No? I didn’t think so.

    Here’s my point. If I don’t think about one of the most infamous people of my lifetime on a daily basis – then what makes me think other people think about ME every day of their lifetime?

    We will all do (how can I put this……) well, DUMB things on occasion. Unfortunately when we do most of us start beating ourselves up about it. A lot of this negative self-talk is because we mistakenly think others are concentrating on that DUMB thing we did and thinking badly of us – especially if they witnessed the DUMB thing we just did.

    For instance, I can tell you for sure they aren’t thinking about the fact that you tripped and fell in the grocery store. They are thinking about what another person thought of them when they dropped that can of tomatoes in Aisle 3! Either that or they are consumed with their own thoughts of what to have for dinner, how they will close that big deal tomorrow or remembering to buy gas on the way home. They may have noticed what happened, but it’s not taking over their thoughts permanently and chances are very good, they’ll never remember it at all.

    Simply put, the only one who thinks about you every day – all day – is YOU.

    So the next time you start feeling embarrassed and find yourself thinking everyone is concentrating on you – just remember “Tricky Dick” and how you DON’T think about him every day.
  • Penny, This is a great story. When I left my Garbage Truck behind, life became so much more enjoyable and fulfilling.
    Thank you for sharing this.

    "I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside. - Wayne Dyer

    Jon
  • I love the Garbage Truck story, Penny! We all tend to take so many things personally, when they really have nothing at all to do with us. It's a great reminder. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    See you soon!
  • Beautiful story Penny, thanks for sharing.
  • Nice story Penny!
    Thnx
  • oh...That reminds me I need to take out the recyclables.
  • You'll love this, kids!

    The Garbage Truck Principle

    One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport .
    We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a
    parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his
    breaks, 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. Forgive the
    ones who don't.'

    Hugs,

    Penny
  • Penny,

    Thanks for the invite. I'm sure I'll be spending a lot of time here gaining inspiration whilst going through the inevitable "trials and tribulations" of starting what will hopefully be a long and enjoyable career...

    -Mike
  • Wonderful thoughts from our group member, Lee Fuller - Thanks, Lee!

    "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
  • I will be keeping Anthony in my thoughts and prayers. Anthony, keep your intention on getting to Voice. Believe that you are there. Ways will open up to you.

    Love and blessings
    Daniel
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