Even Garbage can Teach Us!

Hello My SpaRkLy FrIeNds!

Today I am reposting an email from my Auntie Pat.

for anyone who has had a not so great day!


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,
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 garbage-free day!


  1. What a wonderful post..indeed we all could get rid of some of our garbage.. I saw one of these containers this weel along the road and said OH My.. So nice to see a tribute to cancer.

  2. What a perfect share, Tobi.

    I was getting worried as I hadn't seen you around for a good spell. I just wrote of your giveaway gift I think last week. It is gorgous, I so love it, it will be wonderful on the Christmas tree. THANK YOU.

    Appreciate your sweet wishes you left on Sherry-sis blog. Next surgery on Thurs. I'll get there ...

    Have a beautiful day.
    TTFN ~

  3. I think my message got dumped.

    Have been wondering about you it has been so long hearing from you.

    I just wrote a post about a week ago with your lovely giveaway I received. It is going to look fabulous on the Christmas tree. Thank you somuch.

    I appreciate your sweet note on Sherry-sis blog for me ... it is truly appreciated, Tobi.

    Have a beautiful day.
    TTFN ~

  4. There is no point in fretting about what has happened are what is going to happen, live the moment.