Originally posted on Inspiration for Daily Living
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 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 all people whether they treat you wrong or 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!
“Faith is not only believing God can, it is knowing that God will.”
Have a great and garbage-free week ahead.