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The Law of the Garbage Truck

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 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


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 garbage-free day!