Everyone around you wants to dump their problems on you.  I found this great article on the Law of the Garbage Truck .

The Law of the Garbage Truck by David Pollay

“One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a 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 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. Forgive the ones who don’t.”

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!”

This describes a lot of what happens today.  But if we realize what is going on around us we can be aware are react to it.  If someone has crap going on their life they want to blame it on someone else.  They want to dump on someone else.  Don’t let people do that and ruin your day.  Smile, share some three positive things for every negative you here.  Then see how the conversations turns.

Once people start dumping their garbage on you don’t dump yours also.  Take theirs and recycle it into something positive.  So stop complaining and see how changing the trash into cash changes your own frame of mind and the others around you.