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The Life in Your Years Abraham Lincoln

By janabozeman

Dear Mr. Lincoln,

You probably wouldn't recognize the world we live in today, but you'll be happy to know your wise words and steadfast way of being still inspire. No doubt it is the time of year - we are about 36 hours out from 2014 here in Califonia - but these words you spoke are particularly resonant.

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"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

This sentiment really makes me think and if I'm honest, I have spent a lot of time passing time, collecting years but often missing the experience of the people, places, and things that have been right there in front of me. I don't think that's something that just happens. I think it's a choice.

As I move into this New Year and all the new years to come, regardless of how many there may be, I want to practice being the kind of woman now, that on her death bed then won't even think to count the years. Instead, may I celebrate a life of love and loss, of joy and pain…may I celebrate richly textured relationships and places…may I celebrate a life fully lived and experienced.

Dear Mr. Lincoln, for your kind words of wisdom, I offer you this Random Note of Gratitude with my commitment to put a great deal more life in my years.

With Love,
Jana

This quote is available on my etsy site QuotesofGratitude here.

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