Hieronder een kort filmpje over hoe je op een positieve manier kunt omgaan met negativiteit en tegenslagen.
Preacher says "Tommy?"
- Yes, come on in. Hey doing good? 23rd and Broadway?
- "Yes sir, yes sir. Let's go."
- How are you today?
- Doing good, so much to do, so much to do. Whoa, watch out! Whoa, that was close.
Guy yells: "What the hell? You almost hit me! Where did you learn to drive? Are you mad?"
[Tommy sighs, waves and smile]
Guy mutters: "I'm gonna be late now! I gotta go.
Then the preacher asks: "How are you so calm and so friendly? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital."
- "Well, I'll tell you something man. People are like garbage trucks, really. Now how's that? Well they run around with garbage. They're full of disappointment, full of frustration. Full of anger, and when your garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it on. Now sometimes they'll dump it on you, but you know what, you don't take it personal. You just wave, smile and you move on. Don't let their garbage spread to the people at work, at home or on the streets. You love those who treat you right, if you pray for those who don't. See now, life is 10% of what you make it. The other 90 is how you take it.
(c) David J. Pollard. Lees meer over de Law of the Garbage Truck in zijn boek.