Where did I put that Bucket List?
What you are waiting for? Why haven’t you written and started working on that Bucket List? Don’t look around the room or move your eyes from side to side, I am talking to you. Lean in close to your screen - YOU!
Do not wait till you hear the words, "You're going to die." It is not necessary to wait till your days are numbered to create one and begin working things off on it, crossing them off one at a time. Trust me, by that time; it may be too late. Heck, you may be gone, being carried by angels up to the pearly gates. Then what are you going to tell the big guy in the sky when He asks you why you never did that trip you always talked about with your friends or that sky-dive you always dreamed about doing?
Excuses don’t hold, they are like feeble attempts, kinda like avoiding neighbors. Sooner or later you run into them, sometimes literally! Create opportunities to do the things you desire not reasons not to. Hurdles can be worked around, jumped over with planning. Put items on your bucket list on a priority scale and then decide You Are Worth It!
I was told when I got cancer, to start my list, all the things I wanted to do for my personal Bucket List. I have always heard these lists are supposed to be wild adventurous things. When you are flat on your back, sick as a dog, your list goes something like this:
1) get out of bed
2) eat pizza again
3) be able to walk to the mailbox
4) have hair to complain about/have a bad hair day
5) be able to go out and not be tired
6) go a week without seeing a doctor
So wrong to start bucket lists at that time, why not now? Think about those things you want to do before you die, in your lifetime. Make plans; make baby steps to get there. Nobody will do it for you. One lifetime, one shot, make it happen! Share it with others so they do the same, mirror your plan. Start a chain reaction. Help others realize you don’t have to live day-dreaming, you can be a dream-maker.
Oh my Bucket List got better as I improved. Things were added like Trip to Hawaii and it was done! Concert tickets to one of my favorite shows, done. And the important thing to remember is, as you cross one thing off, add another! Make your life exciting and interesting, and diverse. Also, make that list not all about you, also about helping others!
If the dream is too big, downsize it some but keep it close to what you want it to be. A life well lived is a life where dreams come true. But you have to make them happen. The first step is making a list. Be committed! Bucket lists are not just for the dying,
IT IS FOR THE LIVING,
LIVING FULLY AND LIVELY! Just do it! Bless you and your dreams!