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Life’s Bucket List

Almost everyone seems to have a bucket list of some sort or another. But I don’t….at least not the “traditional” bucket list….and I’ll tell you why…for me…anyway. Life, as we all know, is full of ups and downs….twists and turns…and then throw in a surprise or two.

Oh, sure…I want to travel…learn new things…enjoy new adventures….meet new people…and make new friends….but I don’t need to have a list all of those things….where all of that is concerned…I will let life takes the reigns and take me on my course…because in doing this…the world is my oyster.

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Instead…my personal bucket list…is all about life and living. Think about it for a minute…I want to be the very best that I can be….as a wife…mother….sister…coworker….friend. I want to always treat people the way that I want to be treated….to love…and be loved without any reservations…to cry at a good sappy movie that will touch my heart…and even that Hallmark card that will touch my soul. I want to have respect and be respected…because this is what people should do…I want to have big dreams and admirations. I want to have that shoulder…for anyone really… to feel that if they need one to lean on…then I’m there. I want to always appreciate the little things in life…the roof over my head…the job that I have…the health of my friends and family. My life’s bucket list is endless.

I don’t ask for much…really I don’t…I simply want to be happy…I want the world to continue to turn….new babies to be born…kids to be happy…and people to appreciate one another…Okay….well….maybe I’m a dreamer…but It’s what keeps me alive….well…happy and yes hopeful. I don’t think that things in life should be taken for granted…to just assume any certain situation will always work out…but I am hopeful that it will. I will continue to say my prayers…to hope for the best…and carry on when things just don’t work out. It’s this and so much more…that I have on my life’s bucket list.

My bucket list….as you can see lacks all of the fun…adventurous “stuff”…It’s quite simple really for me….nothing fancy….no frills…and absolutely no spills….just living life….my life.

My life’s bucket list is also filled with sadness…heartache…heartbreak….mistake and more importantly…..many disappointments. But all of this and so much more has molded me …and will continue to mold me into the woman that I am today.

So….nope….you will not see on my bucket list..bungee jumping….parachuting…sky diving…mostly because I’m terrified of heights…but because…those are adventures that await us all… should we choose to do those things.

Instead…you will find…me doing my best to go out of my way…to be the best that I can be…to share any kind act or just one kind word….that can make someone’s day special. My mama taught me to be the way I am…and for that I will be forever grateful.

Our life….our journey…our individual bucket list…it is yours and yours alone to make. So…live it up…take that leap of faith and make your journey the best that it can be.

My hope for you…it to have a home to keep you sheltered…food to keep your body fueled…friends that you can count on….and a love that will last a lifetime. Stay safe my friends.



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  1. Your article really made me think about bucket lists in a new way. Going to actually think about it some more and revise my own list! Thank you for the insightful article!

    1. Thank, Lisa…I appreciate it!

  2. This was so interesting, thank you for sharing! I hadn’t thought about a bucket list this way before!

    1. It’s my pleasure…thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Brenda,
    We love asking our clients two questions.
    The first one is, ‘if you had all the money in the world, what would you love to be doing now?’
    The second one is. ‘why are you not doing it now?’
    The current generation is been brought up on affirmations, declarations, wish lists, bucket lists, … among others. This why, the level of being contend is almost nil because people want the next better life, the next better house, the next better family, next better job, … and the list is endless.
    Your blog post has brought out what the whole wide world is currently learning due to the times of the pandemic – living a day at a time. The uncertainty is screaming out loud, and thus no one is focusing on that bucket list. Isn’t the pressure of living life then lifted?
    It is awesome of you to bring this out.
    Pinned the post and shared on Twitter.
    H E | https://thextraordinarionly.com

    1. Hazlo, you have touched my heart. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart for your great comment. Thank you….and I wish for safety and good health to you and your family.

  4. Yes well, the situation we are in right now shows us that life is full of surprises!!! We need to accept the ride and find something to enjoy along the way!

  5. I love your post because it reflects on the individuality of people. What works for one, certainly doesn’t work for another. My bucket list to help as many children and youth in the world as I can overcome their fears and be all that they can be, by having a voice in their own story called like. Creating change in the world around me as well as my own life is important to me. I thank you for your words as I go about my day reflecting on what matters the most.

    1. Thank you, Kathy, for such kinds words. Good for you with wanting to help children….for that I applaud you.

  6. I’m a planner, but I’ve realized that I can only plan so much before life takes over with its own plans. The current world crisis is proof of that. My hubby and I were supposed to be traveling right now but ended up having to put our plans on hold. All we can do is take one day at a time and look forward to when we can travel again. Thanks for your post and for sharing your “bucket list.” It was a nice, uplifting read in such uncertain times. Stay safe and healthy! – Briana @ https://www.nextdestinationunknown.com/

    1. Briana, thank you so much for your kind words. Just think how excited you and your husband will be once you are free to leave for your travels. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Take care and be stay safe.

  7. I love this. Simply love thissssss. My mom always says that all she wants for any birthday or gift giving holiday is “Peace on earth and goodwill toward all men”. And finally, as Im growing older and hopefully more wise, I am starting to see what she meant. This post really say with me. Not having to do extravagant things to have a bucket-list and just be happy.

    1. Aahhh…thank you, so much Jaymee. Your kind words touch my heart. 🙂

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