Monthly List: September 2015

1145 Act out the seventy-six trombone scene from The Music Man
1159 Ask for the biggest, fattest Swiss Army knife
1151 Build close ties to your grandchildren
1146 Carve a smiling Jack-O-Lantern
1170 Claim you were a Deadhead
1169 Claim you were at Woodstock
1162 Forecast the future
1142 Get blood from a stone and a silk purse from a sow’s ear
1150 Get someone to teach you how to play the bagpipes
1168 Get your start at CBGB’s
1160 Go down in a submarine
1154 Have another cookie
1165 Hire a stylist
1155 Impersonate Elvis, Jerry Lewis, Ethel Merman, or Maurice Chevalier
1152 Love a teddy bear
1158 Mix the perfect cocktail
1167 Own a bar; drink for free
1143 Own a ferret
1144 Own a John Philip Sousa CD
1161 Play in Madison Square Garden
1164 Press the mute button
1148 Purchase at least one outlandish tie
1157 Rage, rage against the dying of the light
1166 See and report a UFO
1141 See the Black Hills
1153 Tell your children all about your life
1149 Warm the heart with music from a harp or lute
1147 Wear a Green Bay Packer cheese head or a green foam Statue of Liberty crown
1163 Wear the pants
1156 Wonder

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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