Monthly List: November 2013

501 Adopt a highway
508 Arrange a sabbatical for yourself
482 Be on the cover of Time
504 Become the best friend of a rich celebrity
492 Blow bubble gum bubbles
493 Blow soap bubbles in the office
496 Burn the bridges to the troublesome parts and people of your life
507 Carry someone else’s burden
502 Chase rainbows
510 Color with crayons
486 Create something that will still be admired in the next century
499 Cultivate lust in your heart
487 Donate something anonymously to a very needy cause
505 Figure out how to get invited to the White House
495 Follow the precept that the best things in life are free
481 Get quoted in a major magazine
509 Have all your old home movies converted to one long nostalgic video
498 Organize a family reunion
494 Play the harmonica at work
500 Rethink those seven deadly sins
506 Send a long letter to the Pope
489 Spend the winter holidays in Austria or Switzerland
490 Start a conversation with a stranger
484 Stay an extra day
497 Stop complaining
483 Tour the Rockies in a recreational vehicle (RV)
488 Visit the house where you were born
485 Wear a disguise
491 Work at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving
503 Write thank-you notes when it isn’t necessary

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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