Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Law of the Garbage Truck

I got this as a forward from my mum. Liked the basic idea, but had to remove the jesus garbage. Blergh!

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 pulled 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,finger flying.

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.'

"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 and refuse to accept delivery from those who haul their garbage around looking for a place to dump it.

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!



I think it's interesting. There is a fine line between telling someone about your day and dumping your garbage on them. When does it change from sharing to dumping? I've noticed in my own life that if I spend any amount of time bitching about my personal life, it just makes it worse. It focuses all my attention on what is wrong and getting more upset about it, and basically generating more garbage on top of what is already there.

Anyway, just a thought for the day.

Hope yours is free from others garbage! :D