More taxi driver wisdom

by Jan on July 13, 2011

Sitting in a hotel room with nothing to do, just a few hours after meeting Fabio (The World’s Greatest Taxi), I tuned in to this simple, easy to watch, warm-hearted movie featuring another taxi driver’s wisdom.

The driver offered Annie a new perspective on living a blissful life. In the following scene, Annie tells her potential boyfriend, Sam #2 what the cab driver told her about how gratitude leads you to bliss:

“About a year ago, I was in this cab and the driver, this Indian guy, started telling me all sorts of … stuff. He was just looking at me in the rear view mirror and he said, “Bliss. Bliss is your birthright.” And I was like, “Um … 45th and Madison?” And he said, “You have great potential in this lifetime, but the key to your life is gratitude. You do not give enough thanks.” So I said, “Well, how do I do that?” And he said “Simple. Say ‘Thank you.’” And I said, “When?” And he said “All the time. Right now.” And then he said after I say ‘Thank you,’ I should say “More, please.”"

It reminds me of how important it is to be grateful. I do say thank you all the time, and now after seeing this little vignette, I add, “more, please.”

It isn’t wrong to want more. It is not about wanting more ice cream, or a bigger paycheck, but it is about asking for more of the good experiences of life. More love, more truth, more laughter, more kindness, more joy, more of the thrill of being pushed higher and higher on a swing. It is ok to want more of the good stuff.

Thank you for being part of Hope on Hope.

More, please.