Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Garbage

Hopeto have up a regular post tomorrow. for today got another of the amazing messages my cousin Gloria sends me:

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 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!

PS. A special big thank you to Dawn Lynn. She has kindly left us a comment about this very post. With most of the many emails floating around that contain wonderful sayings or words or wisdom, we usually dont kinow the origins and are unhable to give due credit to the author. I have learned that David J. Pollay is indeed the author and I applaud him for this wonderful work. Please read the comment left by Dawn it contains links to various sites containing so much more on this. I checked them out quickly this morning and will be returning to learn more.

Thank you Dawn and I hope to hear more from you.

6 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Garbage

  1. Mel says:

    Oh, Cousin Gloria sent on a good one!

    <– will remember The Law of the Garbage Truck today, ty!

  2. Dawn Lynn says:

    Thanks for posting this great story! My name is Dawn, and I work with David J. Pollay, the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck™. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you can read the original story on David’s blog, http://davidjpollay.typepad.com/david_j_pollay/lawofthegarbagetruck.html. It would mean a lot to us if you would let people know that David is the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck.

    You can also find out more information about The Law of the Garbage Truck on http://www.thelawofthegarbagetruck.com. Make sure to check out the video of people in New York City taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge: http://www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. It’s pretty cool.

    It is so wonderful how you are sharing your life and all it has to offer to others. Sometimes we stop living to the fullest. You are a postive role model to others.



    Hi Dawn. I thank you for stopping by and advising me as to who is the author of this wonderful writing. I do wish to give credit where it is due. I have visited the sites you referred to and found them to be inspiring. I took the Garbage Truck Pledge while I was there.
    I encourage all readers of my blog to visit these wonderful sites, inspirational is all I can say.

  3. babychaos says:

    This is a cracker! Thanks for posting it.



  4. Mel says:

    Wow…what a brilliant website and movement. That was fun!

    Thank you, Dawn!!

  5. Daria says:

    That’s a great story … thanks for sharing.

  6. Emily says:

    I’m the new Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Sterling Publishing. Because you’ve blogged about David J. Pollay’s The Law of the Garbage Truck™ in the past, I’d like to ask you to be part of an exciting movement. David’s book The Law of the Garbage Truck launches on October 7.

    The Law of the Garbage Truck (http://www.facebook.com/thelawofthegarbagetruck) offers a specific; proven solution that promotes happiness, civility, and workplace productivity. David teaches us that by letting other people’s “garbage” (negativity, anger, resentment) simply “pass by,” and not dumping garbage on others, you can become happier and more successful.

    David J. Pollay (http://bewareofgarbagetrucks.com/wordpress/about-blog/) is a syndicated columnist, popular blogger, and an internationally sought-after speaker and seminar leader whose work has been featured on NPR, Sirius Satellite Radio, ABC television, and in Crain’s New York Business, BusinessWeek Small Biz magazine, and newspapers around the world. David holds a master’s degree of applied positive psychology (M.A.P.P.) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University.

    As a fan of the Law, we encourage you to read the book and tell your friends! Click here (http://bewareofgarbagetrucks.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/TheNoGarbageTrucksZonePoster.pdf) to download a free “No Garbage Truck Zone” poster.

    Thanks for your time!

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