The theme of the 2013 Rose Parade was "Oh, the Places You'll Go" inspired by Dr Seuss.
Dr. Jane Goodall was honored as the Grand Marshal. Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby said that “The theme can be interpreted as a celebration of accomplishment, discovery and travel of course, but equally valid is its implicit call to action. We think Dr. Goodall’s life story is a testament to the sense of adventure and openness to possibility that this phrase suggests: As a young woman, she defied convention to follow her dreams, and she has committed herself to a life of global citizenship, inspiring children and adults alike along the way.” An amazing woman whose work helped to bring recognition to endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and who brought to our attention the need for people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.
If that isn't inspiring I'm not sure what would be! More tomorrow on how this theme has inspired me to think about where I'm going in 2013!