“Hurting People Hurt People”

Will Bowen

We often hear that statement, but do we really understand it and adhere to its meaning? Here’s a story that keeps reminding me to not allow the garbage of others to detach myself from the joy of life or to get attached to that garbage and pass it on to someone else. The buck stops here and will be disposed of responsibly. Are you with me?

The Garbage Truck Story

One day, I hopped into a taxi and 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 the 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. 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, “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. NEVER take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on with the routine life.” 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 don’t.’

* As very rightly said quote:- Life is 10% what you make and 90% how you take!

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It is my intention to live each day with joy and peace. To purpose in my heart and determine to speak life, recognizing that there are life and death in the power of the tongue. There are days when I will be on-mark and with this intention will seek to repeat it again and again. Do you want to start disposing of garbage responsibly? Are you ready to take over your day and not allow the garbage truck to do so?

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