Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Garbage Free Day!

Received this from a friend today-thought it was a great story to tell!

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
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."

God's people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.

Have a blessed, garbage-free day!

1 comment:

McBritney said...

that was really encouraging. thanks for posting it.
after i read it, and took a breath I felt so much better about my day