Wednesday, June 04, 2008

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
breaks, 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

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

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


Thought for the day: "
A hug is two hearts wrapped in arms" ~Author Unknown


Nancy said...

Oh what a great post... I try so hard to look at the bright side of things and look for the blessings that I am receiving from it. Thanks for a meaningful reminder today! Blessings to you my friend.

the donG said...

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
>>> makes a lot of sense. great blog!

AmberStar said...

Ain't that the truth about the 10%.

Mar said...

Love your little story!!

Melli said...

Amen to that! Sounds like a modern day parable to me! Goooooood Morning Mrs. Floozie! I hope you're working today - at Curves in the Mall - where it is airconditioned! And I hope Mike is working in someone's nice air conditioned home! Well... I hope y'all are keepin' cool one way or the other! We were without power for several hours yesterday - and I thought about you guys!!!

Denise said...