”There is a beautiful story that I picked up online and will like to share with you this week.”
One day I hopped into 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 person, a friendly wave. Therefore, I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!” He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage (frustration, anger, and disappointment, etc.). As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they will dump it on you.
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.” We all face this reality every day. The recommendation is that when we face them, we should not take them personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Do not 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 is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so… love the people who treat you right & pray for the ones who do not. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
Have a blessed, garbage-free week.
Fr. Dominic Yamoah is a Catholic Priest from the Catholic Diocese of Konongo-Mampong. He has been a priest for 18years serving God’s people in diverse way. The above reflection is a fruit of Fr. Dominic Yamoah’s ministry in St. Clare Catholic Church in Clarinda, and its sister churches in IOWA, UNITED STATE OF America. ‘Do not let the frustrations of others disturb your peace of mind’ ( Fr. Dominic Yamoah).
Keep Fr. Dominic Yamoah in your daily Prayers.