I believe every thing that happens in this life, happens for a reason. Now to understand the reason why things do happen is beyond me, they just do. Based on our personal will,sometimes these things are to our liking sometimes they are not but they do happen.
Now, I have written of how of late I have been feeling just plain to lazy to do much, lots of reasons why, but I am not even going to get into them. I needed a push or an inspiration to get me up and moving and even back to blogging. I also believe the good Lord will send someone into our lives, when we need them and they will give us that push or inspiration. Now that is exactly what has happened to me over the past few days.
Now, why did I even start this blog? Creating a bit of a legacy I suppose, sharing my inner most thoughts and feeling with and for my children, grandchildren….. But also by sharing this last leg of my earthly journey, I hoped to give a better understanding and a place of support for both those in my condition and the families. Over time it seemed to evolve to the point where I am trying in my own rambling way to encourage, urge all to really live life. Appreciate life, live it so that when you reach this point you are not filled with regrets of time wasted, of things left undone or unsaid.
Now as I write this, it had been my plan to go back in the archives and look some of the posts in which I have encouraged really living life, not wasting any time on negativity. I looked and realized this is post #785, geesh do I ever like to ramble. Now did I mention feeling lazy? Well to lazy to go through all of those, but I know such posts are there.
I have talked about a moment wasted in negativity is a moment of joy lost forever. I am sure I would have given examples of how external forces, other people or situations can if we allow it spoil our day, IF WE ALLOW IT. Now, I am memory guy, so I am not sure of anything. But I am pretty sure I would have written using my favorite example. A rude or discourteous store clerk or disgruntled fellow employee. They are having a bad day, are in a foul mood and take it out on everyone else, you in this case. Don’t take it personally, they are having a bad day but we don’t have to allow there mood to spoil our own. Instead feel sorry for them, even pray for them. For them to be in such a mood, obviously they are having issues in their own lives. But don’t take it personally.
OK, back to how I got my little nudge or inspiration to get on with life. My wonderful cousin Gloria sent me an email. It contained one of those inspirational message that are out there floating around. The origins of most is totally unknown. Did I mention how I have been feeling lazy, to lazy to get here on the blog. Well this particular email really struck me. I had been feeling kind of guilty about not posting on the blog so I decided to copy and post it, and I did under the title Garbage. Check it out, posted on March 2/10.
What followed was a comment left by Dawn Lynn:
Thanks for posting this great story! My name is Dawn, and I work with David J. Pollay, the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck™. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you can read the original story on David’s blog, http://davidjpollay.typepad.com/david_j_pollay/lawofthegarbagetruck.html. It would mean a lot to us if you would let people know that David is the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck.
You can also find out more information about The Law of the Garbage Truck on http://www.thelawofthegarbagetruck.com. Make sure to check out the video of people in New York City taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge: http://www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. It’s pretty cool.
It is so wonderful how you are sharing your life and all it has to offer to others. Sometimes we stop living to the fullest. You are a postive role model to others.
Dawn, I thank you for the comment. First off it allowed me to give proper credit to the author. Far more important for me was the comment lead me to the wonderful sites she listed. Everyone Please check them out. I read the Garbage Truck story and I even took the pledge available on the site. It has me all fired up.
Here in a professionally written form is essentially the very message I have im my own rambling way been trying to get across. David J. Pollay is obviously a professional gifted writer. He has expressed professionally a part of what I have been trying to say in my rambling bumbling manner. Please check it out.
I have since learned he has a book coming out The Law of the Garbage Truck will be hitting book stores this summer being published by Sterling, a Barnes and Noble. It is a definite must read for me