Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: May 2016

1398 Ask him to marry you
1391 Be more careful, especially around ladders
1389 Blow the foghorn
1402 Construct a crossword puzzle and submit it to a newspaper
1403 Damn the torpedoes
1404 Deactivate a live bomb
1384 Drink champagne with a crazy straw
1381 Fall head-over-heels in love
1397 Get engaged at least once
1406 Have a ball and make it a masked one
1392 Have a personal trainer
1396 Honor a local hero
1408 Ignore minor infractions
1409 Join a cattle drive
1393 Look cool in a six-foot stocking cap
1394 Open all the windows
1395 Ply her with bonbons, poetry, and flowers
1410 Rewrite it
1407 Select a wild creature for your personal totem
1400 Sell Girl Scout cookies
1390 Spend a night in a lighthouse
1405 Spend the inheritance
1401 Study t’ai chi
1383 Take a bus or train up into the Andes
1387 Take dance lessons at Arthur Murray
1388 Take leave of your senses
1382 Take part in heaven on earth
1386 Take the helm for awhile
1399 Take the SATs some years after college
1385 visit the Galapagos

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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