2008-08-20

THE LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK

In fact, these 2 weeks were actually not a very good memory for me. I encountered some family matter with my in-law family. It was a bit sad to say that this has ruined the good impression and rapport that had build between in-law family and myself so far. Due to the lost of both my parents in early days, I actually rely on my in-law family, and I trust and respect them very much. So, our relationship actually get pretty closer if compare to other in-law relationships. However, the relationship was not being cultivated and well-taken care of due to some narrow minded people in the house. These low educated people were involved and interfered my peaceful and harmony small family. That make me start to hate them and defence my right as a mother with every strength that I have.

Nevertheless, I really appreciated those support and view from my girl friends like Angeline, Lorita, Su-In, Yvonne and my sister. You ladies have successfully cheered me up and survived me through the war. Without them, I could actually make the issue worse.

Besides, I would like to express my apologize to my dearest hubb. Sorry for making you as my garbage truck. Sorry for forcing you to swallow down all my nasty remarks. Thanks for standing by me. I love you.

This is a good story that I would like to share here.

How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood ???? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly one can get back their focus on what's important.
David J. Pollay explains his story in this way....
Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here's what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches! The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean...he was friendly. So, I said, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!" And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck." "‎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 if you let them, they'll dump it on you. When someone wants to dump on you, don't take it personally. You just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. You'll be happy you did." I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, on the streets? It was that day I said, "I'm not going to do it anymore."
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. Never let the garbage truck run over you....

2 comments:

  1. Hi Yan
    Saw you over lian's blog. Really liked the story and the way u put it.I just hope that whatever was happening on ur personal front is sorted now and you guys are fine...
    you have very cute daughters and hey are they really named April and May? I loved their names as well... :)

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  2. Thank Jaanvi,

    So glad to see your comment, means I have some new reader. Thanks for your compliment. My elder daughter was born in April and the second one was born in May. That's how they have their name. No choice, lazy mom can't think of better names.
    Your baby is cute too. Will drop by your blog too.

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