Monthly List: December 2015

1235 Approach each New Year with unchecked enthusiasm
1249 Be hypnotized
1243 Be old enough to get a birthday greeting from the President and Willard Scott
1241 Camp out in the snow
1246 Cop a plea
1232 Dissolve into chaos
1252 Get backstage
1244 Get Donald Trump to autograph this book
1236 Hang ten
1248 Have an out-of-body experience
1251 Hit a home run over the Green Monster in Fenway Park
1242 Hold up an attention-getting sign outside the “Today Show” window
1245 Hop on board a train to who knows where
1237 Learn at least three palindromes
1250 Let someone else win
1260 Master singing scales
1257 Outfox Letterman
1258 Perform a same-sex wedding ceremony
1231 Put your affairs in order
1233 Revel in foofaraw
1259 Scale a fish
1240 See a bighorn sheep at Estes Park in Colorado
1253 Shear a sheep
1255 Spend the day observing an emergency room
1256 Spend the day with a cop on his beat
1254 Spend the day with a fireman
1238 Spot oxymorons
1247 Top someone’s best line
1239 Track a whitetail deer through the woods
1234 Use “higgledy-piggledy” in everyday conversation

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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