Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Law of the Garbage Truck

I saw this on a friend's facebook page. I really liked it, and I wanted to remember it. So I put it here so I can read it again.

This has to be one of the best emails I have received in a long time because when you sit and think about the meaning, it is so true. Law of the Garbage Truck

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!



"Faith is not believing God can,it is knowing that God will."

5 comments:

Karen said...

What a wonderful story. We need to remind ourselves of this as we go about our daily business.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I responded to your theory about why I like circles—in case you didn't get notice of that. (I'm not sure how that works.)

Karen

Netizen101 said...

A good one! :-)

Ruth said...

fantastic, a great way to start my morning and my week

Sue said...

Thanks all!

dirt diva said...

Glad I came across your blog..That was well worth the read! Thanks!