Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Law of the Garbage Truck

I have 2 new pieces of felted cloth to show you, but haven't got a pic yet and I am enjoying a relaxing evening so it will have to wait till tomorrow. In the meantime I have a lovely little story to entertain you with.

My friend Linda H, whom I sat on the Canadian Quilting Association with as Regional Representatives a few years ago, posted this on her blog. She gave me permission to put it on mine. Enjoy!

The Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off to 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 mere 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. I mean he was really friendly! So I asked " Why did you do that? That guy almost ruined your car and sent us both to the hospital!" This is when the 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 and pray for the ones who don't.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Love the philosophy! Now if we can only do it! L