May 11, 2010

Garbage Free

I got this story from my Granny, and I really loved the message of it.

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 the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't. Life
 is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

I must admit I am more than guilty of this.  I always let my frustrations build up, then I blow up (normally Jason gets it all...poor Jason).  I don't want to dump my garbage on anyone any more, and I am going to try to be kinder and gentler to people who dump all their garbage on me.  I hope we all can.

Have a garbage-free day!

PS.  I am MEGA behind on blogging.  
I had some of my family out to visit, and I haven't been on my computer in two 2 weeks.
Two whole weeks, CRAZY.
So, for the next few days I will be playing catch up.


Emma and Cody said...

Gee wizzz! Stop being so behind! I need to see pictures of my babies! oh wait going on 3 months here. I will soon though! And I am excited to see the pictures of every ones vacay! Love ya

michaela said...

I really like this story too! Very insightful and true. I would like to not dump on other people as much as not take their garbage and continue to spread it around.