Sunday, June 10, 2012

Before You Kick the Bucket

Dear Readers,
After an incredibly long and unintentional blogging hiatus, I am back.  I think that everyone should have a bucket list.  I don't think that they should be tools that discourage us when we've realized that we didn't accomplish everything in life that we wanted, but something to help motivate us to live big and never stop.  We'll never accomplish all we want, and we could be taken tomorrow, but it's never wrong to have something to aim for.  Let's dream big!  I've never written one, but I figure my blog is the place to do it.  Here goes.

Study the Bible with someone alongside my discipleship partner, Stephanie
Randomly approach a woman, and spend time getting to know her heart
Write a novel
Star in a musical
Take a dance class
Meet one or more of the following women: Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Ellen DeGeneras, Jennifer Aniston, or Zooey Deschanel
Run a 5K
Design and make a dress
Learn how to play the guitar
Draw a portrait of every person in my spiritual family and family of origin
Take voice lessons
Watch all the Star Wars movies in a row in one day
Get a tattoo
Paint a mural on a wall in my future home
Sing a solo accompanied by an orchestra
Come up with a groovy catch phrase that really catches on
Go on an unlimited shopping spree at Target
Go to the Harry Potter world at Universal Studios and get my own wand from Ollivanders
Ride the Ride of Steel at Darien Lake (scared out of my mind to)
Eat a slice of New York style pizza in New York City
Read Lord of the Rings
Take an exercise class
Read the entire Bible all the way through in a year
Do a cleanse
Have over 100 followers

I am sure if I really spent the time, the list could go on and on.  I challenge you to do the same.  Yes, we really need to focus on today and the moment.  Scripture says not to worry about tomorrow, but this is not worrying.  It's dreaming.  It is looking forward to the adventures of life.  It is giving us another reason to face the challenges of today with our chin up.  Have fun friends and stay cheery.
With Love,

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18