I’ve shared this story before with you and I love it so much that I felt compelled to share it again. It’s soooo good and with this week’s theme being priorities, I believe we should all make living the Law of the Garbage Truck a priority.
The 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 the parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, 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. So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost caused an accident 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, full of disappointment and rage. 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 pick up their garbage and spread it to other people in your life, whether at work, at home, or to people that you don’t even know on the streets.
Always remember that good people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so… “Love the people who treat you right and forgive and pray for the ones who don’t.”
Melissa’s Words of Wisdom
How will you make living the Law of the Garbage Truck a priority? How will doing so improve your day and your life? Remember, nothing happens until you decide to take action! Leave a comment below about how today’s Daily Words of Wisdom impacted you and what action you’ll take.
Get out your agenda/journal for today because …
It’s time to A.C.T!
The C stands for CHANGE. What purposeful change will you make today?
The T stands for TEACH. What can you teach someone else today?
Write it out. Commit to it! Take inspired action, make purposeful changes, and teach what you have come to know with someone else who could benefit from your wisdom!! Nothing happens until you take ACTION!
It’s time to SHARE!
Please share with us what A.C.T.s you took today as well as hear from other readers? I encourage you to leave your experiences/testimonials, comments, and additional thoughts below.