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 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.
— Auhtor Unknown — Submitted by Vikram
How very true. Everyday, we meet different kinds of people. Some are really nice, and some are just plain nasty. However, under every facade, is a soul of a person. Many people are burdened with their negative thoughts and are not able to see the beauty of the world. Few sees the positive side of life and strives to work hard happily. The key thing here is the attitude one has towards life’s challenges. There are times when I, too, will snap at people. Especially when I’m highly strung. However, I do take note of such circumstances and then curb it. It’s helping. I no longer snap at others so easily. I take things one at a time, as patiently as possible. If I can, why can’t you? 🙂