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    Default The Law Of The Garbage Truck (good for the soul)

    I got his in a email from a freind and liked so I thought I would share:

    Subject: The Law Of The Garbage Truck

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    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,
    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

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


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    Brilliant. I have learnt over the years to take things less personally and it really works. You are a lot more relaxed and in control of things. Here, here to the garbage trucks
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    Nice moral

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    We could do with a lot more of that in everyday life.
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