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Thursday, December 08, 2011

I am not sure where to go with this, but I am having tremendous difficulty making a bucket list. I am happy with my weight loss so far. I am down 33 pounds from last January and have just a few more to go. I am confident I will reach my goal but am not stressed about it. As I read and re-read Chapter 9m though, and it asked for a bucket list, I don't know where to go with it. I've read the helpful hints and ideas. I'll soon be 61. I have no desire to para-sail or make a million dollars. I like my job and the people I work with. I am happy with where I live (in between offspring) and don't really plan to make any major changes in my near future. Maybe in the next 9 years when I am able to retire, but not now. I have had many opportunities that the average person hasn't had and am content to be where I am and doing what I am doing. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, so look for the day when He returns or takes me home, whichever comes first. I have long ago given up other kids of dreams. It was very difficult for me to make the motivation poster. I love my children and grandchildren, but my weight loss was for me and if I die tomorrow, that's fine with me, too. I am content here or in heaven, wherever God wants me at any given moment. So how do I write a bucket list when I have no burning desire to do anything I haven't already done. That said, I will happily go and visit grandkids, but that's not a bucket list kind of thing. Any ideas, anyone??
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JMAHNKEN 7/25/2013 2:54PM

    A Bucket list would be hard for me too. But I really like the ideas above! I think doing something secret for some one in need is a great one. And or maybe "Paying it forward" would be kind of the same thing? A list of things to do with and for the grand kids could be really nice. Maybe even take a trip, even if it is only a day trip with the grand kids to some place that you really like that they have never gone to before. Or maybe there is something that you really like to do that you could teach your grand kids? Or maybe you could start to right or video tape a message to the grand kids telling them about your family history.

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MOSTMOM1 12/10/2012 8:03PM

    Nothing wrong with being content, nothing at all. I'm pretty sure that's how it's supposed to be. Maybe there's something new you'd like to try, just for the fun of it? Maybe learn something new? That can be refreshing. Or maybe just continue to get better at something you're already doing? I think personal growth stuff makes for great bucket list items. Doesn't always have to be skydiving, right? I am NOT planning on jumping out of any planes soon...
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CATHOLICCORGI 12/30/2011 7:49AM

    Oh, How I can relate to what you are saying! I have the joy of the Lord in my spirit, and just get into "seasons" when I fall off track... this time when I did, the Lord led me to SP. What a gift it is! I bought The Spark and have read up to Part 2. God's timing is SO awesome! I will begin Part 2 on Sunday.
I've written in a journal my whole life, and I KNOW how God is directing my journey here. I have sort of been through a "dark night" of my soul(for over a year),and as I was wandering in the desert asking for direction, SparkPeople came up in an article I was reading. DING!
I am content, and feel I am in the center of God's will right now. I am happy. I, too, have experienced more... in my 56 years... than many who live to 100.
Perhaps we need to ask for a new vision... no, maybe a new way of seeing what we are already looking at.
I like the idea of doing something for someone else. I am going to consider a bucket list of stepping out of my comfort zone and reaching out to others in new ways...
God has a plan!
Thank you so much for your blog!
Peace be with you!
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NINALEE35 12/19/2011 1:55AM

    I have a problem with a bucket list, too. How about doing a secret something for someone every day for a month? That's not exactly a life-changing event, but it could be life-changing for someone else.

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KATIECHILD 12/13/2011 1:39PM

    What about taking a trip, whether it's only a daytrip, or a week long and go visit a new place somewhere, like a national park or somewhere with historical significance or plan a small hike you've never been on and have a picnic?

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DJ4HEALTH 12/8/2011 11:21PM

    Maybe make a list of what you want to do with your grandkids?

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