The Bucket List
Not much to say here except following is my own "Bucket List"
1) Retire to Arizona
2) See every Caribbean Island
3) Owe no one a single dollar
4) Get a major publisher to 'discover' me
5) I want to know that every person who has touched my life, made it different in one way or another, knows that I am grateful for having met or known them.
6) Write the most amazing tribute to my mother.
This is a small list and I understand that I may be adding to it as time passes, but for today at this moment, I really have minimal wants. There is nothing on this list that would be devastating to me if it didn't get checked off. Number 5 is one I work on continuously. It is basically fulfilled right now, though, there are some people I don't see anymore or have contact with that actually did impact my life either negatively or positively. Those people, I just have to hope, know what they did or didn't do for or to me. The negative impacts might be the most significant ones. I am who I am because I either made a change or stood my ground against whatever they may have done or failed to do. Those who let me down, well, they taught me to never let anyone down in my own life. Those who hurt me, taught me to try not to hurt others and 'fix' it, when I have done so.
My bucket list is really not even important because I really do live in the "now" of my life and whatever doesn't happen from that list, just isn't meant to happen. Whatever does happen will be another blessing for me. I have been too busy living my life and hope to continue to be too busy to take note of what I haven't done ...
Bucket lists are for dreamers, I suspect, and I am just not a dreamer. I am just a doer and a simple woman who knows that what I have is so much more important than what I might have or what I might do down the road.