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#1 DrMillionaire


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:25 PM

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!

"Faith is not believing God can, it is knowing that God will."


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#2 KathyClark


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:08 AM

Hi Herbert,  I love this story.  This is a much better way of living.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:08 PM

Awesome post, I am surprised it wasn't shared more.

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#4 captkirk


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:32 PM

Wow! What a wonderful way to look at life! Thanks for sharing it with us. ;)
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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:18 PM

An almost 2 year old post, and I'm seeing it for the first time today...and it's STILL awesome!


What a perfect way to describe the negativity that can so easily build up within ourselves, when we let it.


We have to instead "recycle" it into something positive, and put that out to the world!  :)

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#6 rpsmith



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:22 PM

Very interesting read and unique point of view.

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#7 weblord


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 08:48 PM

yeah great lesson, no one wants to become a trash can, just bounce off their garbage back to them.
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