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3 Day Quote Challenge — October 17, 2015

3 Day Quote Challenge

I was nominated to participant in the 3 Day Quote Challenge, even-though I post my “Today’s Inspiration” by way of quotes. I’ve accepted the challenge, so this will be day 1 for me in the challenge.  I was nominated by Krista over at From Food Stamps To A Future.  Her has amazing blog share stories about her journey as a single Mom, running a business and about the lessons she picked up along the way. So make sure to stop by her blog, there’s something there for everyone.

The Rules are quite simple:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog.  They can be from anywhere, anyone or anything.
  • On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun!  No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

My nominees are:

Lynz

John Yeo

Koolaidmoms

My quote for the day is one of my very own, so hope you enjoy it! 😉

Life is Delicious! Life is Magic! Life simply is everything we want it to be in that moment at that time, savour every bit of it with anticipation of more.” ~ Etta D. Richards

Forgiving —

Forgiving

Always choose love!

Let.Love.Speak

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’ve been pet sitting a couple of dogs these past few days, it’s a gig that I got from an acquaintance, personally I’ve never owned dogs and am not too familiar with their distinct personalities. Just today I was reflecting on how the white dog is friendlier and open because of her early upbringing, which was positive, she’s happy when she sees me and greets me. The little dog however, came from the streets and wasn’t treated well, she always hides when I show up even though I’ve never shown her anything else but love. Because of her unhealthy past experiences with people, she still has this fear whenever someone she doesn’t know too well shows up.

This made me realize that people are the same…

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Today’s Inspiration! —

Today’s Inspiration!

Who’s Dumping On YOU? —

Who’s Dumping On YOU?

The Garbage Truck Story:
One day, I hopped into a taxi and 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 the 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. 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, “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. NEVER take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on with the routine life.” Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home or on the streets.

The bottom line is that people with real goals don’t allow 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.’
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