Thursday, April 22, 2010

The 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, started yelling at us, and
flipped us the bird. 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!!!