Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lubbock Homes

 I got this from a friend today.  I thought I'd share it with you!


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, '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 don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it! Have a blessed, garbage-free day!

Comments (3)

Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

I love this! It was sooo appropriate to my attitude lately.  I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing.  (This is one I wish I could re-blog!)


Feb 10, 2009 05:21 AM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

This is really so appropriate.  Negativity is toxic and people really don't realize that.  Negativity also breeds negativity.  So if you let negative people influence your attitude, they will usually influence it in a bad way.  Just let them dump it off on you but take it in stride and let it roll off your back!  This was great!


Feb 10, 2009 11:07 AM
Ella Glover
Lubbock Homes - Lubbock, TX

It's easier to be negative, let all look for the sunny side of life!

Feb 10, 2009 12:15 PM