The term “Bucket List” has taken on a whole new meaning since the 2007 movie starring Jack Nicholas and Morgan Freeman was such a huge box office success. It is an endearing story of two total strangers, faced with coming to terms with their mortality and their desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Against the doctors’ orders, they leave the hospital and set out an adventure of a lifetime.
We all think about this from time to time. What would we do? Where would we go? How would we behave if we had nothing but money, and limited time? Would we go sky-diving like Tim McGraw says in his hit song, Live Like Your Dying?
A very wise woman once said , “That a goal not written down is really only a wish!” Placing a goal on paper gives it power and life. Days flow by in this life quickly and we forget to explore what is outside of our daily routine. Find that piece of paper and pen and start your list today. No one has to see it, and even if it seems silly, write it down. Once you have it on paper, close your eyes and think how it would feel if we had the courage, the time, the money to try even just one of these.
Too many of us postpone creative ideas or desires because we lack the time. We put off learning that language or enjoy floating in the Dead Seas. Why not today? Why not book that trip? Why not call that old friend for lunch? If you are short of ideas you can always visit the BucketList website. There you can create, track and list all your goals and aspirations.
Life has a way of interfering with the best laid plans. Push back, stand firm and make that list, envision the experience. Your bucket list is meant to be a list of everything you want to achieve, do, see, feel and experience in your life. It should be exclusive to only things you and you alone really want to do. What if your check off everything on that list? Well, tip over the bucket empty it out, and start again.
Now if you will excuse me, I need to go plan my ice fishing trip.