Now I know this is a popular movie and everyone I know who has seen it loved it, but in thinking about the concept of a bucket list, I'm not sure it is such a good idea.
Okay, I admit it's late and I'm probably not making much sense, but I'm going to try. I've always tried to be very in control, planned and proactive. I like concise, efficient lists and you would think I would embrace having a list of the things I want to do before I die. But the simple truth is, I don't.
I could list places I want to visit and things I want to see, but I can't help but think I'd be missing an awful lot in the meantime. See I've always believed that life happens in the in-between times. Like "getting there is half the fun!" For instance, this last February, my grand-daughter had a "commercial party" during the "Big Football Game," the name of which no one was supposed to mention! She and her friends had a blast during the commercials of the game when they played a sort of scavenger hunt with a Bingo card and then rated the commercials on a ranking board. (I think I remember that the Fed Ex commercial with the giant pigeons won.)
So I think I'll pass on the bucket list. I think I would rather enjoy the trip instead of bouncing from one item on my list to another. I also get a kick out of the surprises that come bumping along the way, too. What would life be without them?