Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Garbage Trucks!


I received this story from a sweet friend of mine and thought of sharing it with you :)
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 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? 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 blessed, garbage-free day!

19 comments:

Saudi Dawn said...

Loved it!

Bliss said...

True. But sometimes you just can't get yourself to calm down, you're filled with anger and you just have to put it out so you'd be relieved. it's not the right thing to do ofcourse, but again that's just the way most people are..

Dr.Smart CoOKie said...

love it. =]

Hind ♥ said...

Love it :)
Thought it's difficult to be like that, but we should keep trying anyway.

Standy said...

so ture, although its really hard to do so..

nosa said...

i got this on my email a while bk but reading it all over has another meaning..

soo true wallah.. thanks 4 sharing..

it needs great effert to not get effected.. very great effert!

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Another-Penelope said...

whatta peaceful dude :)

Simply Me said...

It's amazing how attitude plays a role in shaping who we are, and how we decide to live our lives. I applause him for his serenity and peace of mind; it indeed is very difficult to remain peaceful during such moments.. ESPECIALLY on roads!!

Nice blog :)

Puça said...

Smart thinking!!

CuteandCuddly said...

nice motto :)

i will try to do that :)

thank you this really gave me a new set of glasses to experience the world with :)

Faith said...

How true!

Thanks for sharing :)

eshda3wa said...

wise words

His Sweetheart said...

Saudi Dawn

Love ya more

Bliss
But we gotta try harder :)

Dr. Smart Cookie
Thanks munchkin

Hind
That's the spirit girl :)

Standy
Ditto

Nosa
An effort that is totally worth it :)

Penelope
Glad you're smiling :)

Simply Me
Thanks my darling :)

Puca
True

Cute and Cuddly
awwww, thanks babes

Faith
Anytime

Eshd3a
Indeed

His Sweetheart said...

Saudi Dawn

Love ya more

Bliss
But we gotta try harder :)

Dr. Smart Cookie
Thanks munchkin

Hind
That's the spirit girl :)

Standy
Ditto

Nosa
An effort that is totally worth it :)

Penelope
Glad you're smiling :)

Simply Me
Thanks my darling :)

Puca
True

Cute and Cuddly
awwww, thanks babes

Faith
Anytime

Eshd3a
Indeed

His Sweetheart said...

Saudi Dawn

Love ya more

Bliss
But we gotta try harder :)

Dr. Smart Cookie
Thanks munchkin

Hind
That's the spirit girl :)

Standy
Ditto

Nosa
An effort that is totally worth it :)

Penelope
Glad you're smiling :)

Simply Me
Thanks my darling :)

Puca
True

Cute and Cuddly
awwww, thanks babes

Faith
Anytime

Eshd3a
Indeed

Faten said...

Very beautifully said.
It's hard to reach that level.

Naseem said...

I have been applying the garbage truck theory since 2 years now... and you don't know how much difference it made for me when driving.

I am so thankful recieving this email 2 years ago... very inspiring

thanks for sharing ;)

MarjnHomer said...

so true. I hope you dont mind if I borrow this and post it on facebook. more people need to read this.