Monthly List: February 2014

595 Be a big brother or sister to a kid
593 Be gainfully self-employed
580 Change your mind
597 Check in with a lover from your past
598 Chop wood
578 Chuckle
599 Close the bar
588 Congratulate and praise lots more people
577 Cut off a bad relationship
600 Dance till dawn
596 Find the needle in the haystack
587 Frame all your accomplishments
576 Get a really good foot massage
572 Have a long, slow dance with a stranger
592 Have delusions of grandeur
575 Have someone feed you a succulent pomegranate
582 Have something public named after you
591 Inscribe a book
579 Introduce someone to Bach, Bruckeck, or the Beatles
581 Learn some birdcalls
584 Learn the difference between early and late
594 Lie on the couch and feed bonbons to your lover
574 Pay your respects on the beaches at Normandy
583 Rally the troops
571 Shut up
589 Smell the flowers, the cooking, the rain, and the sweat
585 Take up knitting
586 Take your time
590 Tell the truth, especially when it’s hard
573 Write your own obituary

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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