Monday, July 7, 2014

Live Your Life, Live Your Life

I don’t believe in “bucket lists”.  This may surprise people.  From the outside, to some people it may seem as if I live my life running around checking item after item off my “bucket list”. 

·         Fly in a helicopter – check
·         Go to a presidential inauguration – check
·         Float in the Dead Sea  - check
·         Yada
·         Yada
·         Yada

But I do not do those things to COMPLETE them.  I don’t do them to check them off, to finish them before I die.

I do them because I am ALIVE.  I do them because they are opportunities, events, ideas that present themselves, and I grab them.  I relish them.  I take time to enjoy them.

Don’t get me wrong – I love lists!  I like shopping lists, packing lists, to do lists...  But see, those are lists of things that need to be completed – to be done.  I take pleasure in crossing the items off as I complete them. 

But my life is not a list – it is an evolving experience that I get to be a part of.  I feel fortunate to live the life I do.  I will continue to try and take time to keep my eyes open, stay alert, and ENJOY the ride.  

Floating in the Dead Sea, April 2011

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