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 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

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... Life is ten percent what you make it
and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!

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