Cosmic Cow Pie

51pGOdFs67L._SL110_Learn how to navigate through life's  Cosmic Cow Pie with Carra Riley.

Although this book was a very quick and easy read, it contained a lot of useful, practical information. Follow Riley's 14 principles and be prepared for change. After reading this book, I found it much easier to "connect the Dots" in my life.

My two favorites take-a-ways from the book are "SWSWSWN" (Some Will, Some Won't, So What, Next) and "It's not my monkey." Cosmic Cow Pie reminded me of some basic concepts for dealing with life that I'd forgotten about.

From the Book:

"Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting the Dots

Concepts you now framed in easy to follow principles to help balance your life."

The Garbage Truck Law

Taxi_yellow Note: I have no idea the name of the original author. I  thought it was good, however, and wanted to share the Garbage Truck Law with you!

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... 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. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!