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Sue Posted: Sun, Jul 31 2011 1:39 PM

The Law of the Garbage Truck I really like this one!! 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!
Hugs Sue Ohio

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abcd replied on Sun, Jul 31 2011 1:49 PM

Thanks, Sue!  I needed that!

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Karla replied on Sun, Jul 31 2011 2:26 PM

I love this and had to post it on my FB page.  Hope you don't mind.

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Sue thanks for posting this.  What a wonderful message.

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Barb S replied on Sun, Jul 31 2011 3:18 PM

So true -- and a great message to pass along!  Thanks!

 

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This is a great message Sue.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

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gini replied on Sun, Jul 31 2011 5:44 PM

good message for us all to remember

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Nana replied on Sun, Jul 31 2011 8:26 PM

Sue

Great sentiment.  I really needed that.

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Sue replied on Mon, Aug 1 2011 5:55 AM

Thank- you all for reading this and feel free to share with any one .

Hugs Sue D. Ohio

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Marie replied on Mon, Aug 1 2011 10:09 AM

Thanks Sue, passed it on to all in my address book.

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