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The Law of the Garbage Truck


another super snippet from Tracey Goffe of St Andrew's Parish Church, Gorleston

A good friend emailed this to me...

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 friendly.  So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? That guy almost ruined your car and could have sent us to the hospital!' 

That 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!

Emma (Guest) 14/07/2008 12:36
Thank you so much for sharing this - you have brightened my day! God bless.