by Tristan Cablay
One of my very best friends had an assignment back in our undergrad studies, the professor had asked the class to write down 100 things that each individual wanted to accomplish, do, or have within the next twenty years. Funny enough, that stuck with me! Her list (which she kept and will comment on every now and again) inspired my “bucket list”.
Now, it is amazing how 100 things snowball off of one another. That volume seems so high when you first start to take on that endeavor. But, as you start jotting down and curating the things that you want in your life, you will be amazed how it’s the little things that really matter…and add up.
So it goes with my bucket list; it is the little things that matter! Of course I have some larger things I would like to do and see. But mostly, my bucket list is living a life that treasures those that I love and leaves the world a better place than it was before I left my mark on it.
My list is not 100 items long. Mine is by far the cliff notes to that assignment, however here are my favorite 10 in no particular order:
Laugh with my daughter on her wedding day. Kiss my son on his.
Watch my kids graduate college
Grow old and cranky with my husband. Send a plate of food back (because I’m old and the toast wasn’t done right)
Be a beacon of light and faith when the world seems dark
Cry with my Dad when I receive my doctorate
Give much more than I receive
(Finally) Finish the ongoing project of furnishing my home
Eat ice for breakfast and not feel bad AT ALL!
Simply, honestly, hopefully… Live each day with love
What is your most treasured item on your bucket list? In the comments section below, tell us what you must do with your life.