I recently opened a bag of peanut m&m’s thinking I could cross this off. There was only 1 green one in the regular snack sized bag. I could have eaten that one and call it good but JUST 1? I was thinking I was going to have to get a big bag because there are not many green m&m’s each bag.
I was browsing Target around Christmas and saw they had the Christmas themed candies out. They would have to have some that had more then your average number of green ones in a bag. They had them. Then I went by the regular candy aisle to get Raisinets for another “bucket” list item. I took a glance at the m&m’s there and my feet stopped in their tracks. There was a bag that was JUST GREEN m&m’s. It was like the m&m gods heard my prayer and knew I had this item to cross off. This way I wasn’t going to waste any of the other colored m&m’s. I was super happy, and felt like dancing. Luckily I resisted because I am sure people would not understand.
983 Act up
984 Act your shoe size
987 Ask for a discount
988 Astonish and amaze yourself
969 Become a living legend
981 Become familiar with ferns
973 Coach Little League
964 Comprehend the laws of physics
980 Discover the roots of your first name
982 Do away with your Achilles’ heel
977 Eat humble pie
975 Eat only the green M&M’s
986 Hire a valet
979 Learn and practice moxie
974 Learn Morse code
966 Learn to program the VCR
970 Own your own plot of land
90 Read at a bar mitzvah
963 Rekindle a flame
962 Reread old love letters
971 Savor moonshine
972 Send all your Christmas cards out on time
985 Serve on a jury
967 Set an example
965 Take a bubble bath built for two
978 Take pride in your offspring
976 Travel the B&O Railroad
989 Write a love note in lipstick or shaving cream on the bathroom mirror
968 Write poetry while sitting in a Parisian or Venetian café
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.