Sunday, May 24, 2009

Garbage & Life

(I got this from a Dear Friend and thought I would share it !!!)

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 river 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 and 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 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. Ignore 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!


Herrad said...

Hi JC,

Thats a good bit of advice thanks for posting it.

Enjoy the good weather hope your Sunday is pleasant.



Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi JC! What a wise person your taxi driver is. I hope that people will read this and take the advise. I know I will. Well I'll try at least :o) Have a Happy Memorial Day. Lisa

Rain said...

That's a great story. Easier said than done by most right? I still let the garbage stink up my day sometimes...but I'm definitely improving!

Andrea said...

Man, that was once smart taxi driver! It's amazing what we can learn from others!

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

Ah this is a an awesome story. Love it and I will remember that the next time someone cuts me off.

Country Girl said...

Hi JC and good morning! You won the Pay it Forward contest on my blog. I need your address because I have a gift to mail to you!
Kate (aka Country Girl)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Great post!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals