Thursday, July 10, 2008

Take the garbage OUT....

I got an email...that kinda hit me....Here is what it said.


One day I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a 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? 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. Forgive the ones who don't.'

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it! Have a nice day!

Something to make me think everyday... don't litter and look for ways to avoid adding to the garbage pile....

6 comments:

Stacy Householder said...

What a fantastic analogy! I hope you don't mind, but I'm stealing it and adding it to my list of favorite quotes.

Thank you for posting this. It makes me look at my mean old boss different and puts my job into perspective a little more.

LOVE YOU! :)

CTR2002 said...

So when you take it out... where do you put it?????

Elaine said...

Don't let it enter...and you don't have to get rid of it...

happy mommy said...

I love this story. Very valuable lesson, taught in a memorable way!

paperhoon said...

I'm going to try and think of it like that from now on. Will be a Family Home Moment lesson when I need it too. hehehe

HUGS

Lore said...

i have kinda same story in spanish in my fridge to remind me the good things of life.
thanks 4 sharing