Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Fwd that you SHOULD send on...

I got this forward from my mom, and these are the kinds I like. The ones that have a great meaning, and would be an encouragement to others...

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 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 to say, he was really friendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent both of 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 negativity, 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, and pray for the ones who don't, that they might see the wisdom of their foolish ways'.

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

So that is the story of The Garbage Truck and I hope you all enjoyed it!! It's definitely something to remember and convict us!


1 comment:

Jay and Jo and Ryan said...

This is a very good observation. "for of the adundance of the heart his mouth speaketh" Luke 6:45 Thank you for sharing what you have been learning! God is the potter, and we are the clay. When I allow pride in my life, He has brought circumstances into my life to make me dependent on Him again. I am excited for you as you begin work on the farm-I helped out on a farm for 2 summers when I was a teen-it is hard work, but a good experience! Looking forward to reading about the things you learn!