Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Law of the Garbage Truck

Law  Of The Garbage Truck?
chev_c60_garbage_truck_lg When I got this Email about the garbage truck, I  said “What Now?”. But after reading it and thinking about it, I saw it contained a good message.  Here’s the email:

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. Pray for the ones who  don't. Be kind to everyone.

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

Make Life Better by Helping Others
Here’s a good video about North Platte, Nebraska. It tells about what a small town did to help encourage the troops during World War II.

The North Platte Canteen

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Is there something you desire to have more than anything else? If you received what you desire, tell me, what would be its’ value in 100 years?

Help us to desire things that have eternal value.

Quotes of the Day
Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school. 
~Albert Einstein

The whole purpose of education is
to turn mirrors into windows.
~Sydney J. Harris

Joke of the Day

Little Jimmy was in the garden filling in a hole when his neighbor peered over the fence.

Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he politely asked, "What'cha doing, Jimmy?"

"My goldfish died," replied the boy tearfully, without looking up. "I've just buried him."

The neighbor was concerned. "That's an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn't it?"

Tim patted down the last heap of earth, then replied, "That's because he's inside your mean ol’ cat."

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Brush Strokes said...

Hey Jim, I liked the Law of the Garbage Truck! It reminds me of an attitude saying I have on my wall at work! I used to "preach" attitude to Shawn when he was young...I had to share this one with him!

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 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: It’s pretty cool.

Thanks again!