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Good morning, today I want to tell you a story, it this story you must imagine you are in India on Indian roads, surrounded by what some would call crack pots. They seem to have no idea of rules on the road like here in the uk. Everybody rushes to get to work, all seemingly late.
Now whilst the storey I will tell is set in the amazing country we call India. (I have never been personally) I know the people there are friendly, kind and lead simple lives in the main. Surrounded by family that wants to help. They do things very differently but are they happy people? I would say yes. But we are all human so let’s not judge till we have heard the story of the garbage truck.
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 garbage-free day!
“Faith is not believing God can, It is knowing that God will.”
Now how many times, (be honest) have you driven to work feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Maybe you had and argument with your spouse the night before. Maybe because of that you have woken up feeling cross. It’s so important “I believe” to apologise even if your not wrong. To make it right with someone no matter what. After all it’s only garbage (rubbish in the uk) that we ourselves carry around. Why carry that extra burden.
Jesus said CAST your anxiety on me. When you cast its a physical action. Like casting a rod, physically do it in your mind whilst at the gym. Physically do it in your mind if your a fisherman. Do it in your mind when you flush the loo. I love mornings these days and wake up far earlier than I have the rest of my life before this fight I find myself in.
Every morning now I ask God to help me be a better person. Your on that journey with me everyday you read my blog. My body is becoming new and as I grow, my eyes are being opened like I have been looking through merky clay some of my life.
One thing I want to do for the rest of my life is encourage others in difficult situations. That the impossible is made possible by how we respond to our own situations. We are not who we are, we are what we want to be, what we chose to be. I have been a very angry man in the past, but 1 thing that room taught me was life is a gift, don’t play with it like our cat plays with his food. Walk forwards holding your head high knowing you are better today than when you went to sleep yesterday.
I hope you get rid of your rubbish this morning, and head into work with a smile. Letting people in front of you, helping someone cross the rd. by buying them a morning coffee enen if you don’t know them. Actions you make change someone’s day.