How To Have a Great Attitude & Enjoy Your Life!!

The Cab Driver

One day I hired a cab and took off for the Railway Station. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a Mercedes car jumped out of  parking space right in front of us. My cab driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!

The driver of the Mercedes car whipped his head around and started shouting at us.

My cab driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And was totally cool as if nothing happened.

So I asked, ‘Why did you keep quiet? This guy almost caused an accident and we could had been in the hospital!’

This is when my cab driver taught me a lesson which I will not forget through out my life.

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They move around  full of junk, full of resentment, 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. Pray for the ones who don’t.

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

 Dear FFJ Reader, have you ever come across such a person in your life? Please share your experiences.

106 Responses to How To Have a Great Attitude & Enjoy Your Life!!

  1. Hafeez_rehman01 January 25, 2012 at 6:45 AM #

    very nice jokes :-))))))))

    • Sara January 26, 2012 at 4:44 AM #


      • Fkarimdu February 11, 2012 at 12:12 PM #

        Hi Sara, Thank you for sending this kind of nice jokes. Can I request you to stop sending more than one at a time please!!

  2. Khan Kakar January 25, 2012 at 5:57 AM #

    A great story with great lesson by great Sara

    • Sara January 26, 2012 at 4:43 AM #

      Great Khan 🙂

  3. Zharrar January 25, 2012 at 5:14 AM #

    very rightly said

  4. I C U E Z January 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM #

    it’s well say it   !…

  5. Habdalla12 January 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM #

    Thank you Sara for this wonderful piece of art

  6. Kamil Darwish January 24, 2012 at 9:08 PM #

    Very nice lesson .Moral story.

  7. Farhan Vasaya January 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM #

    i loved this., moral story

  8. Alhassan Yusuf January 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM #

    This is a wonderful piece, though I have all along been guided by the same principle and logic outlined in the passage.

  9. Tuqansal January 24, 2012 at 4:46 PM #

    when I do like this driver  I m greater than such people and all of us will enjoy their life and their society

  10. Tuqansal January 24, 2012 at 4:46 PM #

    when I do like this driver  I m greater than such people and all of us will enjoy their life and their society

  11. Anita January 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM #

    Its really something to learn….Thanx Sara….

  12. akram January 24, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

    great thanx for sharing

  13. Syed Mazhar Hussain January 24, 2012 at 4:10 PM #

    If everyone think that way, surely there will be no violence…
    Thanx for sharing….

  14. Rania January 24, 2012 at 1:12 PM #

    i guess he is right one shouldn`t vent his anger on others , life is so short to waste it by unhappy feelings. one should be always optimstic always looking forward tomorrow

  15. Akmalabbas January 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM #

    This is really good to have this sort of stories to guide us about how to be cool…..
    Thanks to SARA & TEAM

  16. Sabjee4080 January 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM #

    nyc story….jeeeee

  17. Seas740 January 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM #

    Very very wonderful story indeed.

  18. Abdullah January 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM #

    It is nice words..and i love it so much.
    I’m learning from u …keep it up

  19. Dawood Said January 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    very nice story,

  20. Farzanakabani January 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM #

    Thats true i like it very much 

  21. Shahul Shafi January 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM #

    really good

  22. Kaisarkamal January 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM #

    Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
    It`s true like a mirror.

  23. Barakatullah Orya January 24, 2012 at 9:55 AM #

    I really like it and it will definitely bring changes in my life thank you ….

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM #

      Thanks Barakatullah!

  24. Abdullahi Mahmoud January 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM #

    This is probably the best piece I have read for a long time now. This will sure change my life for a longtime to come. Indeed life is too short and should have no room for regrets and frustrations.

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM #

      Yes. Life is too short …rightly said Abdullahi .

  25. Danish Sayed January 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM #

    it was very influential

  26. MOINUDDIN January 24, 2012 at 8:10 AM #

    i dont know you,but you send me wonderfull things,which i always see in the morning when i go to my office.Thank you very much for all the good things

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM #

      Hope you have a nice day in office after reading my mail 🙂

  27. Sahora17 January 24, 2012 at 8:01 AM #

    i love it, sorry for the previous “s”, but still you’re right and i still thank you for the great stories

  28. Sahora17 January 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM #

    You’re right, i loves it, thank you for the great stories, not only this one, but all your choices

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM #

      Thanks Sahora17.

  29. Murad January 24, 2012 at 7:35 AM #

    Its fabulous. Thanks SARA

  30. Murad January 24, 2012 at 7:35 AM #

    Its fabulous. Thanks SARA

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM #

      Thanks Murad.

  31. Asadullah Salimi January 24, 2012 at 7:21 AM #

    thank you very much Sara for sharing such nice stories….!

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM #

      Thanks Asadullah!

  32. Stephen January 24, 2012 at 7:18 AM #

    Dear Sara, This is an eye opener to the millions of people (including me) who are so busy with so many unwanted stuff back of their mind, that even at times when you smile, they show you a grumpy face due to all the garbage collected in their minds. The moral of the story is so touching, that it has to break the stone hearted persons & melt him/her down, which is a victory to peace & BIG BIG BLOW TO THE EVIL WHO CREATES ALL THIS GARBAGE IN PEOPLES MINDS. Be alert & I believe we should always read this story
    before we leave home & office, so we are reminded time & again &then take it as a daily Prayer. God Bless Sara.   

  33. farhan January 24, 2012 at 6:50 AM #

    Hi sara…A gr8 msg for all those persons who are disappointed regarding there surroundings , we are the peoples who can make the society better …

  34. Adeldessouky January 24, 2012 at 6:47 AM #

    I Hope that every one who read this story act the in the same way, after a while our society will recognize that only LOVE & Politeness are the shortest ways to earn calmness an happiness which are seldom in our crowded life

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM #

      Rightly said Adeldessouky!

  35. Dachepally January 24, 2012 at 6:16 AM #

    Excellent story!
     creation of taking the real life situation as a back ground stands highlight here !
    It is common thing in one’s life so the story is more effective and allure one to think of it 
    Great effort 
    thanks for such kind of stories 

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM #

      Thanks Dachepally. Share it with your friends and let them benefit as well.

  36. Mam_siddiqui January 24, 2012 at 6:12 AM #

    Great attitude. Everybody should follow this in their lives, by this we will be away from all worries and tension.

  37. Isa January 24, 2012 at 6:02 AM #

    Thanks..i also share this story with my friends

  38. Umair Aslam January 24, 2012 at 5:49 AM #

    very nice piece of advice

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:48 AM #

      Thank Umair. Please share it with your friends!

  39. Bassel1006 January 24, 2012 at 5:43 AM #

    The wisdom of the day

  40. AHMED4046 January 24, 2012 at 5:02 AM #

    It is always optimum morals in optimum time (yet you change your email sending time)
    Thank you for pushing up our mode and minds every while and then 

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM #

      Thanks Ahmed!!

  41. Taj January 24, 2012 at 4:45 AM #

    it is a Meaningful story,

  42. Lkamel January 24, 2012 at 2:00 AM #

    Great. Stay in good terms with God, with yourself, and with people. Avoid stress, stay healthy and enjoy life.

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM #

      Yup. Enjoy life 🙂

  43. Anonymous January 24, 2012 at 1:00 AM #

     SARA, I wish I could be a big hearted like the cab driver

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM #

      Even me 🙂

  44. Emakh_1964 January 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM #

    when thrown by a stone, it’s your choice either you build a bridge or throw it back at people, isn’t it?

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM #

      Rightly said Emakh!

  45. Anonymous January 24, 2012 at 12:47 AM #

    I’ve always tried to be like that but it’s too hard

    I’ll try again

  46. Tmeng Tan January 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM #

    Great attitude! I have to learn from this! Thanks!

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM #

      Thanks. Also share it with your friends.

  47. Abmalik January 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM #

    Very much appreciate every moral lesson I read here and it had gone a long way to impact on my attitude towards people and life each time I put it into practice.

    Will never ant to miss my daily dosage of Life’s Moral Lesson from Sara.

    Merci Beaucoup, Ma’am!

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM #

      Thanks Abmalik! Its really nice to hear from you such kind words!

  48. Douglas_marwan January 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM #

    Wow…so mindfull driver…wish all are like this wise driver…he has a big wisdom
    Wish myself and others have it
    Great Sara

    • Sara January 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM #

      Thanks !!

  49. A Isa January 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM #

    it is afantastic I hope all people recognize this story, but life is life

  50. Rilwan January 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM #

    Life is really what one makes it. I have personally tried that and guess what? my life was much easier that day.