Wear a Lei

Found a photo taken after a trip to Hawaii in 1987, where my sister and I are wearing lei’s. No interesting story to it. Cannot remember if some friends that moved to Hawaii gave us these or we bought them.

Wanted to include this postcard photo that we posed and paid with birds. It was a fun touristy thing to do.

Have you been lei’d? Any interesting story to it?

Monthly List: August 2015

1112 Achieve greater family happiness
1122 Attend the UN Conference on Women
1128 Baby-sit a pot-bellied pig
1126 Be a veejay
1118 Be nominated for an Oscar, Tony or Emmy
1113 Channel your endorphins
1124 Clock in at 25 mph in the 100-meter dash
1124 Close the biggest deal you’ll ever make
1119 Compete in a Worst prom story contest – and win
1115 Deliver a home-cooked meal to a sick friend
1123 Discover a vaccine for something
1111 Discover where shooting stars go
1114 Engage in Homeric laughter
1135 Face everyone else in the elevator
1130 Get comped at the casino
1125 Go to Capri and don’t come back
1116 Have a tummy tuck
1117 Have big, luscious breasts
1127 House-sit in a penthouse
1139 Learn some dirty jokes that would make a nun laugh
1140 Live in Wyoming or Montana
1120 Make the most of a bald spot
1132 Own a shoe collection to rival Imelda Marcos
1129 Paint with a big brush
1121 Play donkey Basketball
1133 Read the fine print
1138 Ride the Orient Express
1131 Subscribe to every magazine you ever wanted
1136 Throw open the windows and scream “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!”
1137 Wear a lei

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.