Monthly List: September 2013

445 Be a clown at a children’s party
447 Be in a Calvin Klein or Snapple ad
437 Catch a butterfly, then let it go
444 Deejay
448 Get your name mentioned on national television
440 Have a séance
432 Have a tea party
434 Hit a home run
443 Learn how to give a great back rub
441 Learn how to say “I love you” in ten different languages
442 Learn to sing “happy birthday” in three languages
439 Levitate someone
435 Make paper snowflakes
421 Nurse a sick bird back to health
450 Play dress-up
430 Play Hamlet
449 Play stickball
438 Protest something
436 Put glow-in-the-dark stars and asteroids in your room
427 Read between the lines
425 Read the Bible
426 Read the Koran
427 Read the Mayan Popol Vuh
446 Run through a fire hydrant or a sprinkler with your clothes on
431 See a ghost
422 See Shiprock at sunrise
424 Sink a hole-in-one
429 Sleep on satin sheets
423 Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on a big-screen tv
433 Witness a revolution

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.


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