I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to live a life of service, how best to instill that in young children, and what shape I want for my own life as I approach a new decade.
This quote found its way into my feeds this morning, and I wanted to remember it forever. Funny enough, this space popped into my head as the best place to share it (and also to keep it), so here I am. Maybe it means I'll be back to flexing my writing muscle a bit, too.
“What an ingrate I would be to curse the fate that concludes the blessed life I’ve led. I prefer to give thanks for those blessings, and my love to the people who blessed me with theirs. The bell tolls for me. I knew it would. So I tried, as best I could, to stay a ‘part of the main.‘ I hope those who mourn my passing, and even those who don’t, will celebrate as I celebrate a happy life lived in imperfect service to a country made of ideals, whose continued service is the hope of the world. And I wish all of you great adventures, good company, and lives as lucky as mine.” - Senator John McCain, The Restless Wave
Rest easy and with great peace, Senator. And thank you for your service and your example.