This is not how I would have presented the concept of patience and love. All the more reason why it resonated so clearly.
In a Taxi – #184
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. Well, my taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches. The driver of that car whipped his head around and started yelling.
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? That guy almost ruined your taxi and sent us to the hospital.”
Well, the cab driver explained he was following the “Law of the Garbage Truck.” He said that many people are like human garbage trucks. Their internal garbage is frustration, anger, disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it, and sometimes they dump it on you.
His advice – Don’t take it personally. Smile, wave, wish them well and move on. Don’t let their garbage become the garbage that you internalize or spread.
Happy people do not let someone else’s garbage take over their day. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t.
Something to consider!
Mouths of babes are not the only place where wisdom can be found. Listen closely and you’ll hear lessons and love, even from a rear view mirror.