Monthly List: April 2014

637 Attend a little league game
636 Be a die-hard fan
632 Be silent for a week
640 Bet with a bookie
649 Build a log cabin
658 Build the perfect fire
657 Buy a perfect tomato from a farm stand and eat it like an apple
635 Consort with cosmopolitans
659 Do some work for Habitat for Humanity
634 Flaunt it
633 Follow the yellow brick road
639 Have yourself paged at Madison Square Garden
648 Jam with the remaining Beatles
654 Keep a journal
647 Listen to all of Frank Sinatra’s recordings
650 Make pancakes
651 Name your body parts
656 Organize a potluck supper
642 Play badminton
641 Play croquet
643 Retire gracefully
631 Shed nonessentials
653 Sing your own rendition of “Fever”
652 Sip Jack Daniel’s
638 Take a cross-country train ride
645 Tend bar
646 Wheedle a press pass
655 Wine and dine someone who deserves it
660 Write a letter to your congressperson
644 Write an anonymous letter

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.