Bucket List

Are planning bucket lists fitting only for people going through cancer? Or can it be an eye-opener of living in this life span that can be open for everyone?

What is a bucket list? Well to simply put it - a bucket list is about doing and seeing everything you ever wanted to do in your lifetime. It usually takes something pivotal in your life that allows you to consider what if, and what is this life really all about?

Everyone can have a bucket list!

Having cancer is not the only condition to really consider on a bucket list. I don’t believe it was ever stated that only people with life-challenging incidents could take pleasure in tasks they've longed to do, but for some reason, it hits strong for people who are coping with those particular challenges. There’s definitely room for all to live and let live when it comes to that wild and crazy experiences you’re game to do.

I’ve mentioned prior a movie titled “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, and I tell you it still gets me every time. I won’t give away the plot but I’ll say one of the characters wasn’t even thinking about a bucket list and was okay with fading out in despair and gloom until he met a fellow patient who lived to the utmost and thought the opposite... love this movie!

Do you have a bucket list?

The beauty of this list is that it has nothing to do with what someone else wants to do, but more about what you’ve always wanted to do, within reason or not. Some of us have wild passions, but I’m talking about passions that don’t involve harming others or yourself. I remember years back of wanting to own a motorcycle and riding. My cousin brought me into his world for a brief time to visit his club, and have me ride with him, sunglasses hanging and falling off my face, nose running, clutching his waist with my nails. It was an experience and just enough to scratch that off of permanently doing that every day. Actually, the thought still lasted a bit but finally fizzled out to the next challenge. Scratch one down!

Sometimes it’s not about completing the most extraordinary triumph, but the attempt is what gets a thrill seeker. You have to give it up to anyone who lives with no hesitation. I’ve heard of stories of people wanting to do stand-up and try other new things and that’s what makes living to the fullest so necessary, because how do we know if we are good at something if we don’t try? I have a couple more bucket list items I’d like to see accomplished.

Do you have a bucket list? If so, what's on it?

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