Monthly List: July 2014

733 Address the United Nations
745 Always be too young to take up golf
728 Buy a sarong
721 Come of age
748 Eat your vegetables
750 Enjoy the moment without expecting it to last
735 Feed and shelter the homeless
722 Get a bit part on a TV sitcom or a starring role in a primetime reality show
739 Go to a bed-and-breakfast one week from today
734 Hang a prism
730 Have a cookout that ends with S’mores
723 Have your portrait painted in oils
742 Leave love notes in large print
744 Plan the dreams you want to have when you’re asleep
731 Put twenty bucks in the slots or on a nag
737 Ride in a cherry picker
725 Say good-bye to your therapist
727 Separate from your significant other for one month
747 Stretch every muscle every day
738 Swing from limb to limb
726 Take everything off your desk and start all over
746 Take up golf
743 Tango
732 Tell ghost stories in a pitch-black room
724 Try group therapy and don’t hold back
741 Turn off all the lights and slow dance on the porch
749 Unearth an amazing archaeological discovery
736 Visit the sick
729 Write a personal note on every Christmas card
740 Write or paint directly from your subconscious

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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