Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Garbage Truck Story

We all can learn from this little story:
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 the brakes, skidded, and missed the car by inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi cab driver just smiled and waved at him. And I mean he was very friendly. So I asked, "why did you just do that?" That guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital. This is when my taxi cab driver explained to me about the law of the garbage truck.


THE LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK

He explained that 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 to dump it and sometimes they will 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 around home, work, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks takeover their day.
Life is too short to wake up in the mornings with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right and pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten per cent what you make it and 90 per cent on how you take it !!!!!!
Have a great garbage free day !!!!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great story but a greater lesson on acting and not reacting to what happens in your world.

Dawn said...

Thanks for posting this great story! My name is Dawn, and I work with David J. Pollay, the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck™ - Beware of Garbage Trucks™! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you can read the original story on David’s blog davidjpollay.typepad.com. I know he’d love to have you stop by!

Also check out the video of people in New York City taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge: bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. It’s pretty cool.

Thanks again!

Dawn

dawn@themomentumproject.com