Is it a Bucket List?
How many of you have seen the film The Bucket List? This award-winning film starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman portrays two terminally ill men setting out on a road trip with a long list of things to do before they kick the bucket. The strangers meet in the hospital and upon their release the duo begin an adventure-filled trip on an around-the-world vacation.
Why do we call it a bucket list? Why don’t we call it a dream list, a bubble list, or a flight of fancy? And why do we wait until a sudden and grave diagnosis is announced before creating such an agenda? I don’t know about you but my heart chambers became filled with dreams long before leaving my teenage years. Although oodles of my pie-in-the-sky imaginations have slightly changed over the course of the last fifty years my first true passions are still alive and well and live deep within my soul, right along with the redesigned fabrics of my true imagination.
I call this my wanna “be” list and it commenced around age ten. Amazing but true this is my account. And it is still a Want to Be not a Wish I Had catalogue of events. How close in proximity is yours to mine?
I want to be an actor, singer and dancer. I want to experience Broadway, have a part in a movie and captivate the audience while performing on stage. I want to be a size 10, have small feet and be of average height. I want to have exquisite beauty, be physically fit and spiritually strong. I want to travel to London, Paris and France. I want to discover the Down Under, meet Howie Mandel and Adam Sandler. I want to be young again but not too young. I want to live long enough to see my grandchildren’s children. I want to become a sought after highly respected author and experience first-hand the upfront in-your-face exclusive interview with Matt Lauer. I want to be a motivational speaker and a mentor to our youth. I want to buy every kid in our community a new pair of shoes.
The fact is my wanna “be” list has now transpired into my bucket list. I can execute being young again since age is only a state of mind. After-all the new fifty is forty, so that would make my thirty-five year old daughter only twenty-five which makes me closer to forty than sixty.
Don’t wait to create you bucket list. Dream now. Dream big. Dream often. And never lose hope. How about you? What’s on your list? I challenge you too check it today.
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“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” -Louisa May Alcott