Monthly List: June 2014

694 Add a codicil to your will that tells people why you love them
691 Bask in the glow of praise
714 Be known for your toasts
700 Climb way up in a weeping willow or old copper beech tree
699 Collect autographs
698 Collect large African insects
720 Get good at black and white photography
707 Get to at least one opening day of baseball
692 Give something wonderful anonymously
715 Go on a Safari
717 Hang a spoon from your nose
703 Have a great bumper sticker
712 Have a hideout
710 Have an epic interest in people
695 Have only one or two credit cards
713 Have your favorite books bound in leather
718 Keep an aquarium
696 Know the best public restrooms in major cities
693 Leave someone a surprise in your will
705 Listen to the original Jerky Boys tape
701 Listen to whales
702 Make some mean old sourpuss laugh
704 Perfect your pet impersonations
711 Practice smiling
697 Read the Bible as history and literature
708 Realize it’s not un-American to hate baseball
719 Share the wealth
706 Sit on the fifty-yard line at the Super Bowl
716 Write “If only I had…” on a piece of paper and flush it down the toilet
709 Write out your wish list

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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