Every day, we hear so many stories of people who get cancer or some other terminal illness and before you know it – they’re dead. The little time they had between diagnosis and death was full of tests, chemo, surgeries, hospitals, and sickness. Have you ever taken a few minutes to contemplate whether or not they ever lived their dreams? Did they ever take that trip? Climb that mountain? Made crazy wild love on a beach at sunrise? Swam with dolphins? Built their dream house?
The Bucket List. Do you have one? How many times have you said “I’ve always wanted to…..”, but you’ve never done it or said it? What are you waiting for? The retirement that may or may not ever come? The day when you may or may not ever have enough money? If and when those days come, you might not be young enough or healthy enough to enjoy the “always wanted tos….”. That’s IF you’ve even made a list.
Today, I’m giving you all an assignment. Take out a piece of paper or your handheld device. The list is going to be called “I’ve always wanted to….”. Start with #1 and don’t stop. When you’ve run out of all the things you’ve always wanted to do or say, take a look at that list and select an item and plan to execute that item. It may take you an hour, a day, a week, a month, or a year – but make a plan to start DOING!!!!! When you make a plan, you will find a way to make your bucket list items happen.
Life is short. Don’t let the Living Train run past you. Hop on today….get busy with that bucket list. Every time you get to check off an item on your list, you’ll be making plans for the next adventure. When you take your final breaths on this planet, at least you will be able to say you lived your dreams.
Share what’s on your bucket list with us. It’s always so much fun to know what dreams we all have – they inspire, they invigorate and encourage others who might not have the oomph to get on the Living Train. I’ll start the share:
See the great temples of Angkor Wat
Ride on an elephant through the jungles
Swim with dolphins
Ride my motorcycle while experiencing a great Montana sky
Playing with a panda
What’s on your list?