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.
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