The origin of this quote is disputed. But if it was Buddha who said it or not these words should make us stop in our tracks. Asking us if we want to fly? Of course we do! What has delayed us for so long? Life, family, work, responsibilities. If all that is behind you, like it is for me, it is now or Never!
Before ending the book signing at The Bell Pub in England I did a little survey by asking who of the ladies had a Bucket List. Two hands went up. When I asked why others did not have one the answer was always something like this, “I never thought about it. I know there are things I still want to do before I die, but never made a plan.”
Well a bucket list is a plan. Life coaches and therapists often suggest to write down what is in our heart to show us what we really want.
I handed out paper and pens and after 15 minutes collected the answers. Here are some of them:
A nice young man – ( this came from a pretty, vivacious blond)
Botox facial filler
Go up and down the High Line in New York
To walk the Inca Trail
To walk the full distance of the Great Wall of China
Learn to surf – well
To build and own a donkey sanctuary
Travel to Venice on the Orient Express
To visit all the wonders of the world
To write a children’s book
To run the London Marathon
Go to Iceland
Travel to Avignon and stay for a long time and paint
Take a train across Europe and stop at the places I really want to see
See more of South Africa
Take a river cruise down the Danube
Go to Koblenz in Germany to see a painting my grandmother did, which now hangs in a museum there.(I asked her if she had ever seen it and she said never)
Some of these dreams are a little more difficult to fulfill than others, but not unreachable if you allow yourself to make it a priority.
By the way the lady who had never seen her grandmother’s painting is on her way to Koblenz. She said, “I am glad I came today, this is really a wake-up call.”
Tell us what is on your bucket list!
The following photos are an encouragement for the lady who wants go to Avignon in France and paint.