Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Law of the Garbage Truck


One day I hopped into 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 a few 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. He was so unperturbed. So I asked, 'Why did you do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!!'

This is when the taxi driver explained what is called,

The Law of the Garbage Truck:

He explained that a lot of people, perhaps, are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, frustration, anger, disappointment and excessive greed. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and left with no other option, sometimes they'll dump it on someone else, and that could be you as well.

When they do that just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Try not to take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, home, on the streets or elsewhere.

The bottom line here is that most of the successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up with regrets in the morning. So, Love the people who treat you right & pray for the ones who don't!

Life is 10% of what you make it & 90% of how you take it!

Have a blessed, garbage-free day!


14 blandishes:

Pavitra .... said...

Beautiful thought..
"Life is 10% of what you make it & 90% of how you take it!"
I loved the line..

Its so true that we take out someone else's anger on the people we love and that in turn ruins everyones day...I loved this post!

Ria said...

Thanks a lot for liking the post. And i m glad tht u got the essence of the post as well. :)

Luscious Sealed Lips said...

I needed to hear this. Thanks. :)

Kisses.

Ria said...

LSL: U r welcome sweetie!! :)

nikita said...

hie Ria,

its an early morning gyaan...
pleased to know about it.It's so..true..we should let ourselves be free from all sorts of anger,guilts and frustration but we keep carrying them with us all our lives...

life would be so...easy if we get rid of all of them and not throw them on someone else too.lols..

Ria said...

Thanks for the comment gurl!! And i m glad u dint take this post as a lecture and understood what it really meant. :)

ANWESA said...

A nice post :)

佩璇佩璇 said...

thanks. i like it!>▽<..................................................................

suruchi said...

Hi Ria..
This is so cool...
Teaches you the ‘art’ of living!
Wish we are manage so well with our own garbage trucks...especially when other’s litter is falling all around:-)

Great read!

Americanising Desi said...

this has made my morning brighter :D thank you so much!

Ria said...

Thanks Anwesa! :)

Ria said...

Thanks friend!! :)

Ria said...

Suruchi: Yeah so true!! Only if we cud manage to do that, life wud b so much more better.

Ria said...

AD: I am glad it served some purpose. :)