Monthly List: August 2014

751 Appreciate gray hair
752 Coin a phrase
780 Compete in a potato sack race
763 Dance down the staircase like Fred Astaire
767 Develop an air of mystery
756 Develop your own recipe for chili
753 Don’t get soft
778 Express absurd opinions seriously and see who listens
776 Figure out how to make enough money
771 Get a gold tooth, or have it capped
777 Have only one PIN number
769 Have phone sex
757 Listen to Bessie Smith
758 Make your own lunch
768 Mend a broken heart
772 Own an expensive diamond
764 Perform one of Houdini’s tricks
775 Permit yourself to like a piece of art without knowing why
770 Prick pretentiousness and snobbery
760 Proclaim a holiday
762 Prophesy prosperity
761 Say things like “eureka,” “hallelujah,” and “balderdash”
765 Shed your inhibitions two-by-two
766 Shout “Bravo” at the end of a good movie
779 Teach leadership
754 Visit an ice cream truck
755 Vote for equal rights every time
759 Wear a scarlet A and see what happens
773 Write a long stream-of-consciousness note to yourself
774 Yell like Tarzan and howl like a coyote

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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