Here's the gift of gratitude: In order to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat.
What shows up in its place is greater compassion and understanding.
Instead of being frustrated, you choose appreciation.
And the more grateful you become, the more you have to be grateful for.
It's easy to be a backseat driver.
It's even easier to be a backseat driver
when you're not even in the same car. (Rick McCallum)
For me, self-gratification eventually took a backseat
to trying to do something collaborative with other people,
to trying to make something new. (Ariel Pink)
It was funny to just take a backseat and be like,
“Wow, I might be in this crazy place,
but maybe I don’t need to understand everything,
maybe I don’t need to be else.” (Zach Condon)
As you can see, I frequently ride in the backseat these days.
Since Father came to live with us,
he sits in the front seat with my husband, our driver.
It was strange at first, but now I kind of like it.
Along with Zach (above), I've come to realize
"Maybe I DON'T need to understand everything...
maybe I don't need to be else!"