Monday, January 14, 2008

The Bucket List

Last night my husband and I went to see the movie The Bucket List with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson – great movie! I won’t give away the full story, but basically a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”. I would wager that most people leave the movie thinking about what they would include on their own bucket list. My initial response was, “Let’s talk about this! Let’s make a list!” However, as the day has worn on and I’ve thought extensively about what I would have on my list; what would be most important to me if I knew I had a limited amount of time to live, I’ve come up with very little in the way of exciting or exotic adventures. I can’t come up with much that I feel I need to do or have to do in order to feel satisfied with my life. I must admit that, at first, the realization that I can’t come up with much of a list bothered me. Have I become stale or bored before I’m even 50 years old? No, I’m neither stale nor bored, but I am satisfied. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t things I still want to do, places I still want to go, but none that I need to do or have to do. I’m okay where I am and I like that.

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