Law of the Garbage Truck

Came across this inspiring quote and so decided to share it. Extracted from Jas‘s blog which was in turn extracted from Rain‘s blog. Haha.

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. I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Hey, 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 it: ‘Law of the Garbage Truck’.

He said, “You know, 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, so sometimes they’ll dump it on you.”

His advice? “Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t pick up the garbage others are trying to get rid of. If you do, you’ll take it with you and will end up dumping it on people around you, at work, at home, or on the streets.”

If you want to be happy, do not let garbage trucks – your own or other people’s – overtake your day. Let go anything that’s not positive. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Definitely very inspiring to me. But it’s like…if people keep throwing shit, or garbage on me…and I end up SWALLOWING IT…and not releasing it elsewhere(not necessary on people), aint I always full of shit and smelly? Hahahahaha. Hmm….I think I much prefer to release it elsewhere because I truly believe nobody can take shit all the time and like anyone, our trucks will be full 1 day too. I’m not a saint where I can take everything with a pinch of salt and shrug it off. Haven reached that spiritual level. I just have to release them via exercising or doing household chores I think. Haha I feel very therapeutic when I’m washing dishes actually! Because it feels like washing everything(like troubles) away. =) So among all the household chores, I think I like washing dishes the most. Okie put it this way, among all household chores, I hate washing dishes the least.

That’s better. Haha.

Good day!

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