Monday, July 27, 2009

The law of the garbage truck

The Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We weredriving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parkingspace right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes,skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of theother car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxidriver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was reallyfriendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your carand sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call 'The Law of theGarbage Truck.'
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run aroundfull of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full ofdisappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dumpit 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 theirgarbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on thestreets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage truckstake over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning withregrets, so..... 'Love the people who treat you right. Forgive theones who don't.'

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

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