I don’t really think I need to add much to this wise statement except that it is, in a nutshell, the spirit that drives the Life Bus.
This quote was taken from a local coffee shop called the Wash Perk. Every few days they post a new quote. Nine out of ten times I feel like the quote was written just for me. I know it’s coffee shop (and probably also bumper sticker) philosophy but it’s those little nuggets that will often perk me up and turn the day around.
So here’s my little nugget for all of you today. Cheers, Lexi.
I love a chocolate company that provides not only for my milk chocolate needs but also for my motivational ones. Thanks to Dove, I recently enjoyed these three little tasty treats and as a bonus I got three profound life messages. “Be fearless, Do what feels right, and Get out there and make your dreams happen.” I’m the kind of person who loves daily mantras that help keep me in a positive mindset, thankful for what I have, and encourage me to be strong. These couldn’t have been more perfect for me. They gave me that little boost I needed for the day … not to mention the chocolate was pretty tasty too. I think three pieces is my limit, however. I must admit, for a moment, I was tempted to eat a few more to see if there were any more salient tips for me. I guess chocolate and mantras have at least one thing in common, there is such a thing as too many. Now go out and be fearless, do what feels right, and make your dreams happen.
I guess this is a timely post given the new movie out about Abraham Lincoln. We all know that Abraham Lincoln was a great American for so many reasons. My level of reverence for the man went up another notch when I came across this quote from him the other day … “in the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Hard to believe that one person could be so inspirational and eloquent, from the Gettysburg Address to this small but perfect quote. Thanks Abe!! I will endeavor to live by this always.
I wish I were as eloquent as Mark Twain!! When I think about the motivation behind The Life Bus, the spirit that we are trying to capture with our adventures and our writings, and the philosophy we try to live by every day, I wish I could have stated it as well as Mark Twain did. HIs words capture the spirit of The Life Bus so wholly there is really nothing more that needs to be said.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Here is a quote from the book Ultra Marathon Man about Dean Karnazes. This quote really spoke to my soul the first time I read it. Since then, every time I get anxious or scared when getting out of my comfort zone, I think about this quote and it gives me the courage to go for it. I believe this quote epitomizes the true Life Bus spirit. I hope it motivates and encourages some one else to reach beyond what they thought was possible …. the way it did me.
“… Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: WOW!! What a ride!” … Cheers to that!
A good friend of mine is on a month long Life Bus road trip after leaving her job of 12 years. It was a soul crusher for sure. She was inspired by the following quote that I absolutely love and may just become my favorite of all-time:
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road