Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bicyles, Empowerment, and Humor

 As I was doing some searching online this morning about the Safe Routes to School program, I came across this great quote:

What does that mean to you? In this quote, I see great wisdom and humor. Sometimes when we fight for something hard that is important to us - like a job, a relationship, a social change - life has a way of coming through. Perhaps not in the way or timing we were expecting, but there is a tendency for things to work out in the end. It's great that the bicycle - one of the simplest machines, forms of transportation and ways to have fun - played a role in the women's empowerment movement at the turn of the last century. I believe it will also be important in revolutionizing our cities, neighborhoods and communities in the 21st century.

The humor, or irony, in this statement also reminds me not to take life too seriously. This is something we can all relate to.

On an unrelated topic, if you are looking for a collection of great bicycle quotes (or paraphernalia), this blog had a several different thought-pondering sayings. They are fun! You can also follow the parent blog here.

Bicycle's have the power to change: change your health, change your perspective and change your life. Take a small step, and take a short ride soon!

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