I would like to share a story with you today from author unknown….
The Law of the Garbage/Rubbish Truck
One day I hopped into a taxi & we took off for the airport. Suddenly a black car jumped out of the parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded & missed the other car by just inches. The driver of the other car whipped his head around & started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled & waved at the guy. So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost caused an accident & 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 anger, full of disappointment & rage. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it & sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well & move on. Don’t pick up their garbage & spread it to other people in your life, whether at work, at home, or to people that you don’t even know on the streets.
Always remember that good people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so…”Love the people who treat you right & forgive & pray for the ones who don’t.”
Isn’t this a good story! I thought it was a good one for this time of year as we all get stressed about the things we have to do at work, the extra chores to do at home so we can get away on holiday on time, how to stretch the dollars so we can buy someone a special present & the list goes on.
Enjoy smiling & waving at the garbage trucks in your life!