The first thing I liked was this: Morgan Freeman's character claims that The Egyptians feel you are asked two questions before entering heaven. “Have you found joy in your life?” and “Has your life brought joy to others?” If I look at those questions, Im quick to answer "yes, of course, im oh-so-joyous" but when I think about it, Im not so sure. I do have joy but its often overshadowed by worry, stress and guilt. I want to have joy more often. The kind of joy where I laugh until I cry, or run through the grass without worrying about tracking dirt inside or turn off my cell phone (gasp) and just enjoy a day off of work without worrying about it.
Id also love to take more time to bring joy to others. I've done it. I've seen happiness on people's faces and have known that, even for one second, I helped to do that. But I want to do it more.
And then I thought about "A Bucket List" I started thinking about some of my goals. I have always wanted to run a marathon and I have always had a strong desire to learn sign language. These things are interesting accomplishments, but if I died tomorrow, would I regret not doing them? Probably not. So I need a "bucket list." I want to think of a few things that I need to do to make my mark on the time I have on Earth. So thats my goal. Make a list.
And to my blog readers, feel free to share whats on your "bucket list" Id love to know!
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller