Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Law of the Garbage Truck



Every day I walk in to the little room where our microwave is at work to warm up my food and I see this little pearl. Every day I think to myself, "I really need to blog that" and then I forget. Seriously this one of the best things I've read and really puts you in perspective. I thought everyone out there in blog land could use it :)

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The Law of the Garbage Truck...


Source: themagazine.ca via Adam on Pinterest



"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? 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.


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I have no idea where this came from or who wrote it. And it might be some famous thing I'm just now learning about, but I couldn't not share it. 

Have a great day y'all!  

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19 comments:

Cassie said...

I really like this! Mind if I copy it & pass it around my office? I know everyone could use a little reminder now and again ;-)

Happy Tuesday!

Amanda Faith said...

I love this! So very true.

Jennifer said...

I love this and thank you so much for sharing it!!
It's exactly what I needed today

Heart you

Kelly Marie said...

LOVE this!

Faison said...

This is such a great post! It made my day reading that!

Julia Miller said...

Well said. Thanks for sharing .

Nicole said...

I found your blog today and I love it! It's filled with such positivity and happiness! Thanks!

Ashlee Miller said...

Such a great post Savanah! I love the analogy! I needed some positive words today.

Vicki said...

I've never heard this before but I ABSOLUTELY *LOVE* it! Thanks for sharing girl! xoxoxo

AmericanBridget (Jones) said...

If only our presidential candidates would read this post...inspiring for us commoners and so very true. Thanks for sharing!

Celia said...

Wow! I love this!!! I didn't blog today, so I will point people this direction! Definitely something we all needed today. :)

Rochelle said...

This is such a great post! Thanks for sharing :)

Molly said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!! Love this soooo much! If only everyone could do this how much better of a world it would be.

Katie said...

I've never heard this before but I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

This is wonderful, thanks for sharing :)!

Meg O. said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing. Definitely puts things in perspective.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!! I LOVE THIS! So true!!! I am going to try my best to start doing this from now on!

Christina said...

I've never heard it, but I like it! I feel that way in general when people are rude. I don't know what made them have a bad day/week/ life, so I just move on. It's too hard hanging on to bad energy.

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

LOVE THIS! It's so TRUE! we all have bad days.

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