So I’m up early drinking lemon, cucumber, and mint infused water (try it) and wanted to talk about something that everybody wants:
One of my absolute favorite colors to wear is cobalt blue. It’s a power color in fashion and I suggest that you make it a power color in real life! I truly believe that people will treat you according to how you carry yourself. So if you dress as if you don’t respect yourself, then guess what dear? People will not respect you. On the contrary, if your style of dress commands respect, people will want to know who you are and they might just want to be like you. True story.
Basically, all I’m saying is dress like you have power! Dress like you command everyone’s respect when you walk into a room! Even if you don’t feel it on the inside, put on this color, stand up tall, walk out the door, and tell yourself that you have power. Oh I can go on and on about this! I almost feel a sermon coming on, so I’m going to get back to the topic at hand…hehehe. Tell me how you feel about cobalt blue!
Ok, you’ve got your sass for the day, so here’s your substance. Have you ever been so angry at someone that you said some choice words to them that you later regretted (or maybe you didn’t regret it later..haha)? Or have you just been so affected by something that someone did to you, that your whole life turned sour? Well, I’ve got news for you. You just let them take your power. Let that sink in….. You just allowed a human being, a mortal, to take away something that they have no right to take and it affected your well-being and probably your interactions with others…. I recently ran across a story by David J. Pollay from his book “The Law of the Garbage Truck”, and I want you to read it:
Years ago in NYC, a driver jumped out of a parking space and right in front of the taxi that David was taking. The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a huge accident, started yelling at the taxi driver. And he even gave them the finger!
What blew him away was that the taxi driver just smiled and waved at the irate driver. He asked the taxi driver why he was so pleasant to the other driver, in which the taxi driver replied with what he now calls “The Law of the Garbage Truck®.” He said:
“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 look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier.””
I love it! Don’t let people dump on you….
P.S. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind… 😉 2 Timothy 1:7