“I got a theory a person ought to do everything it’s possible to do before he dies,
and maybe die trying to do something that’s really impossible.”
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays,
no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now.
Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember,
no one can get the jump on the future.
(antique water bucket / Julie Cook / 2016)
We all have them…
Those very public or very private wishes, dreams desires…
otherwise known as a bucket list.
You know, those things we want to do, see or accomplish before kicking the proverbial bucket.
Some of those desires are grandiose,
While some are demur and simple.
Many of them include travel, going, doing, seeing…
The Great Wall of China
Climbing Machu Picchu
Riding a camel to see the Pyramids of Giza
Climbing Mt. Everest…or maybe just any mountain will do.
Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef
Going on Safari
Visiting a rainforest…
Maybe it’s meeting a president, a famous sports figure, a celebrity.
Maybe it’s writing the next great American novel
or maybe it’s doing something to be remembered by…
I suspect a bucket list should be somewhat special, even monumental.
Not so much a trite list for bragging rights to be ticked off one by one…
But rather something that will be life altering awesome…
A list, that I believe, should consist of only one primary event…
For there is truly only one such event in one’s life that is worthy,
dare I say necessary, of doing…
with the subsequent relinquishing of self…
The opening of ones heart…
The giving up of all that is which weighs one down…
The meeting of ones Savior…
And allowing Him to help carry any remaining buckets….
Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Best bucket list ever!
Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.
Julie, so very true! Our Lord must be the centre of our lives. Blessings to my American friend on Canada Day!
And a very happy Canada Day to you my friend—I was fortunate a couple of years ago to spent both Canada Day and the Independence Day in Canada—made for a special time!!!
You always come up with something very interesting to build on. 🙂 ❤