“You are my bucket list.”

About 10 years ago a movie, “The Bucket List,” set people running hither and yon so they could jump out of planes, climb mountains, and travel to foreign countries in search of dysentery.  People shared their Bucket Lists as if they were talking about things they’d already accomplished.

The point that a lot of people missed, or ignored, was the end of the movie.   The two main characters, both dying of cancer with limited time to live, admitted after completing their wild and crazy adventures, that these adventures really didn’t do it for them.  Whatever “it” was.  What they really wanted were better and/or mended relationships.


This was pointed out in a book, Carpe Diem, Seizing the Day in a Distracted World, by Roman Krznaric.  Seems that marketing has steered us toward a different way of looking at life’s adventures.  All too often, it seems, we’re nudged into a competition mode and a Just Buy It, instead of a Just Do It, mentality!

Question –  How can I nudge myself back to perusing real happiness?  Next question – Do I know what real happiness would look and feel like for me?  Exploring these questions just might be a good adventure for the New Year.  This might actually be something interesting to put into my bucket.

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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