Aug 9, 2009

My Bucket List? | Personal

So this bucket list note has been circling Facebook and I rarely do these, fill in your answers thing, but the bucket list really
made me think. First of all for anyone who doesn’t know what a bucket list is it’s
a bunch of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket.”

Do you have a list? I only have one in the back of my head…fleeting thoughts like, “Oh, I need to do that someday!” or “I have always wanted to learn another language.” Does it take a drastic thought like dying to make you jump into action?

These questions went through my head as I tried to come up with my own bucket list. I was swarmed with sadness and grief as I thought hard and long about my “future endeavorers”. Then I came to the conclusion to forget the dumb bucket list! Throw it out…recycle it! Look at everything I have done! Why live in regret when I can be proud of my accomplishments. I am living a full and complete life and I will continue to do so everyday.

A few things I have done in life…
Donated blood
Watched the birth of someone else’s baby
Been on a plane
Been lost
Gone to Washington, DC
Swam in the ocean
Been sailing
Cried myself to sleep
Played cops and robbers
Recently colored with crayons
Sang Karaoke (Stage name is Lola)
Volunteered at a soup kitchen
Paid for a meal with coins only
Had a pretend tea party with dress up clothes…last week
Snuggled my children
Caught a snowflake on my tongue
Felt God’s presence
Backpacked through Europe…alone
Danced in the rain
Written a letter to Santa Claus
Serenaded someone
Rocked my babies to sleep
Been kissed under the mistletoe
Watched the sunrise
Been to a National Museum
Touched the gravestones of our fallen soldiers in Normandy
Eaten caviar
Blown bubbles
Gone ice-skating
In awe I have seen and photographed Ground Zero
Ministered in a third world country
Laid down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
Seen a falling star and made a wish
Seen the Statue of Liberty
Traveled by train
Been horse back riding
Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
Seen whales in the ocean
Ridden on a camel
Swam in the Mediterranean
Drove on the left side of the road
Been to the Eiffel Tower
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Took a ride on a subway
Been to a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican
Walked on an active volcano
Got swept off your feet by an ocean wave
I am truly in love

No post is great without a picture…here is one of my best accomplishments!

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