Have you ever written a bucket-list? You know, a list of exciting things you want to do before you kick the bucket! I’ve noticed a few bloggers writing about their bucket list and of course, I saw the movie with Morgan Freeman but I’ve never thought about writing my own.
But the other day The Husband and I started talking about things we’d like to do that we still haven’t done. As we talked I discovered something…I don’t have anything that I’m dying to do! Boring, I know. I’m no theologian so please don’t dissect this, but here’s my thought process…
The Husband and I have always wanted to visit Italy. But if I die before I see Italy I won’t feel cheated. I believe this life is only the beginning…leaving it is kind of a right-of-passage into what’s next. Right here, during my brief time on the planet will not be my only chance to see Italy. I’m uncertain about exactly what’s coming when I leave here, but I am certain of the creative God I serve. He did an amazing job creating the right-now world I live in, why would I believe it’s less than amazing in the next phase of my existence? Like I said…this is how I work it out in my own tiny brain.
With that in mind, I’m free of a compulsion to jump out of an airplane or travel the world. I’m blissfully content right where I am.
When I told The Husband this he smiled, “What if you got to take Ellie or Lucy to a new place and see them experience something new?” He had me. That felt different. My joy would come from seeing someone I love experience joy.
I’m pretty certain everyone feels this way but lots of people also have mountains they want to scale on this side of eternity…I was wondering what are some of the things are on your bucket-list?