Saturday, Aug. 16,
That List Everyone's Been
I've been hearing a lot about
Bucket Lists. It's the new fad, listing the things you want to
do/see/play, etc before you "kick the bucket". Great movie, by
the way. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Really excellent and
completely worth renting.
The other day, the author of 100 Things To Do Before You Die, died. I
think the article said he got through about half of his list.
He was a successful man with successful book sales and a life apparently
worth envying, with travel and experiences and more. Successful and
loved. And in the blink of an eye, and hitting his head, he passed from
this world. He died in the process of living those things he wanted to
Life is just that spontaneous. One second we're here, the next we're
That tells me one thing. It tells me, that when I make sure to shift my
thinking when worry and fear creep in, that I'm refusing to waste those
moments. I can't get them back again. They're too precious to waste, so
we have to spend them, and spending them in joy is so much nicer than
fear and worry.
Lately it seems like there could be more to worry about, but I can't
seem to look at it that way. Things are as they are. My worrying about
them will not change anything and the negativity poisons what is.
Making a list is so much more fun than eating myself alive with worry
Yep, so much more fun.