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The Law Of The Garbage Truck

--by Blissforgive, posted Sep 9, 2018
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, 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 (frustration, anger, and disappointment, etc.). 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 and pray for the ones who don’t. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a blessed, garbage-free day.
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Readers Comments

Rajni wrote: Very nice advice to stay positive. If someone gives us a gift and we do not take it then it remains with them. It is that simple to avoid negativity and negative people as well. Never respond or even think of responding. In place think, he/she has dialed a wrong number. Thanks for beautiful lesson to be happy and at peace as well.
pluto178 wrote: Never a need to respond to anything that doesn’t make you feel good......I like this garbage way if describing it though x
scully wrote: Cool story
Annc wrote: The Law of the Garbage Truck was one of the best books I ever read --- it totally changed my outlook on things. Thank you for sharing this.
mish wrote: Attitude is everything.
mindyjourney wrote: I didn’t know this was a book! Tx ann for the info :)
John74 wrote: Very cool way of looking at things!! Thank you!

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