Monthly List: February 2017

1653 Be caricatured in a Barnes & Noble ad
1680 Become and Avon Lady – or Gentleman
1676 Break the tape at a triathlon
1677 Debut at the Grand Ole Opry or the Apollo
1672 Detect a forgery
1673 Find a Hirschfeld and look for the Ninas
1665 Find your favorite childhood book and read it to a child
1678 Get published in Harper’s
1661 Go to a professional football game and cheer for everyone on both teams
1657 Have your own talk show
1670 Identify a tree’s age by counting the rings on its trunk
1659 Invite all of the childhood friends you can find to a reunion at your residence
1651 Listen to the Top 5 pop, rock, and country singles
1654 Own a kooky umbrella
1667 Participate in a Neighborhood Watch Program
1662 Play ghost in the graveyard on a summer night
1658 Ride a swan boat in Boston Commons
1679 Root for the return of the Horn and Hardhardt Automat
1668 Search for the bullion of the Huachuca Canyon gold
1660 Send a friend flowers for no particular reason on no special day
1664 Set up an annual award honoring your favorite teacher
1675 Sing along with Andy Williams to “Moon River”
1669 Spend at least two hours of quality time a day with your dog
1671 Splurge on courtside, season tickets to the Lakers
1666 Take an incapacitated neighbor to vote
1652 Try being a vegan
1655 View the complete works of Fellini – in Italy
1674 Volley with Serena Williams
1663 Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper praising someone in public life
1656 Write all that you remember of your family history for the next generations

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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