Monday, September 22, 2008

The Law of the Garbage Truck

I told earlier on my previous posts that I'd love collecting inspirational articles and again I just got the chance to pick up a new one. Read it on.

The 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 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 street.
The bottom line is that successful people don't let garbage trucks take
over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
'Love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't.'

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