Do you have a bucket list?

Reblogger Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Industry Observer

My bucket list is quite empty but I couldn't resist reblogging this wonderful written post by Marte ...

Original content by Marte Cliff

Do you have a bucket list?

I’ve never liked that term nor understood where it came from. A bucket list?

To me a bucket is something you use to feed or water the horse, or use to hold sudsy hot water for reverse bucket listscrubbing. Nevertheless, I do understand the meaning, so – onward.

If you do have a bucket list, it reminds you of all the things you want to do in this lifetime that you haven’t yet done. If the list is long, I expect it could be pretty discouraging. You might feel that you have no chance of getting through it in this lifetime.

So why not make a reverse bucket list – one filled with all the things you have done and all the goals you have accomplished?

I recall a class from years ago when participants were asked to list the 5 things they’d accomplished that made them feel proud of themselves.

At first I thought I had nothing to write, but then I stopped to think. Yes, I did, beginning with raising a couple of fine sons, and going on to helping found our local animal rescue. Before long I had to stop and think which 5 made me feel happiest.

What do you bet, you could do the same thing?

Once you’ve written down everything you can think of, go back and choose the five accomplishments that make you feel most proud of yourself.

By the time you’ve finished, you’ll be feeling pretty darned good about yourself. You might even feel more motivated to tackle the items in your other bucket list.


One more step to happiness…

rocksIf you end your day and drift off to sleep feeling good, you’ll sleep more soundly and wake up feeling happier. As a result, your morning and perhaps your entire day will go more smoothly.

Sound good? Then take this advice from “The Magic.”

Find a nice little rock, one that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. (Rhonda calls it your magic rock.)

Keep it by your bed, and each night before you go to sleep, hold that magic rock while you think back over your day and try to decide which was the best thing that happened in the day.

This exercise takes your mind away from the things that went wrong or were simply annoying. It forces you to go back over all the good things in order to decide which was the best. As you go through those positive events, say thank you for each of them.

But be warned – you may fall asleep before you make the decision on which was best. That’s OK, because either way, you’ll be ending the day on a positive note.


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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Marte's post has me thinking about dropping a few more wishes in my bucket.

Dec 10, 2017 05:48 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

C'mon, Bob, how could your bucket list be empty? Don't you want something? Anything?

I probably would need an oversized bucket, or win a lottery... then I would not need a bucket list any more...

Wait... did you win a lottery?

Dec 10, 2017 05:58 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Vegas Bob

I really don't have a bucket list. But I do have goals.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 10, 2017 09:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

VB:) my bucket list is so long I need two or three lifetimes to accomplish it... there are about 50 places I would love to visit, there are about 100 restaurants I would love to eat at, there are about 200 books I want to read, now keep in mind in between working full time as a Beverly Hills Realtor and bloggin on active rain ... ok guess how many I can get done?:)Endre

Dec 10, 2017 09:39 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Vegas Bob - Of course you have probably checked off many with all of the places you have been.

Dec 11, 2017 05:49 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do have a bucket list and working on it. More items keep getting added.

Dec 12, 2017 07:04 PM