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Law of the Garbage Truck

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I received this in email today - seemed to hit home for me. Maybe it will be useful for others.


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 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.

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

Have a garbage-free day!

Have a wonderful day!

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PLEASEMASTER 11/19/2012 2:09AM

    Julia, love your blog! Thank you so much for the spices! I am overwhelmed by the support I have received less than 48 hours into my sign-up!!

THANK you for reaching out to welcome me!!

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NURSEPIRT 11/18/2012 4:37PM

    That was so true. Thank you for posting

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DIANER2014 11/18/2012 2:01PM

    What a great blog! Something to remember. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 11/18/2012 8:59AM

    Thanks for the post Julia! It's oh so true! emoticon

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DOLLYHOLLY 11/18/2012 7:02AM

    This is excellent advice! Wish I read this before I made my trip to NC the past week! emoticon

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PHEBESS 11/17/2012 11:59PM

    Yup, no garbage!

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ILOVEROSES 11/17/2012 11:27PM

    Great blog! emoticon Julia for sharing. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/17/2012 6:03PM

  ! love this! Thanks for sharing. HUGS!

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JILLYBEAN25 11/17/2012 5:15PM

    That was fabulous!
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GLORYB2014 11/17/2012 4:06PM

    I LOVED this Julia! Thanks for sharing, I've got to get my brain to remember this one!
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NESARIAN 11/17/2012 3:53PM

    I love this parable. Thank you for sharing. Have a garbage free day!

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JTREMBATH 11/17/2012 3:08PM

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MRSCLAUS46 11/17/2012 2:39PM

    emoticon and just what I needed..... emoticon Julia!


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GINNABOOTS 11/17/2012 2:36PM

    So true, thank you for posting.

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