Wednesday, January 18, 2012

'Garbage Truck' Theory of Life

A friend recently shared with me the 'Garbage Truck' Theory of Life.

How do you deal with mean-spirited, unhappy people who think they they can feel bigger by making others feel small? Or perhaps they just don't realize their frustration and anger is bleeding onto the unsuspecting and the innocent.

The simple truth is that some people are like overflowing garbage trucks and can't figure out how to get rid of their trash in a dignified way.

So they toss it on unsuspecting people.

The trick is not to let it stick by following 4 easy steps:

1) Let it slide off.
2) Smile and wave.
3) Wish them well.
4) Move on.

There is power in being the bigger person. :)

It is not easy to apply in all situations, but you gotta admit when embraced properly--it does make for a less stressful life.