Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Law of the Garbage Truck


This little story landed in my inbox this afternoon and I think "Isn't it uncanny how the most poignant things show up at just the right time?" I am definitely feeling like one big ol' garbage truck these days dumping my frustration and sense of despair on anyone in my way - especially my poor little loves.  I need to heed the advice of the taxi driver  .  .  .
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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:

MiMi said...

I've read this one before, it's great!! : )

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing, this is great!

Emmy said...

I have never heard that before, so awesome.

shortmama said...

Love it and just what I needed to hear tonight!

Tooje said...

Nice analogy. :) I like it. i will try my best to NOT be a garbage truck.

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