Sunday, January 5, 2014

My Bucket List

I've been thinking about my bucket list lately. For me, it's nice to think of wonderful, fun things to do rather than a New Year's resolution like losing weight.  Been there. Done that. Are you nodding your head right now in agreement?

 Kathleen Taylor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the non profit healthcare and social services sector, has a talk on Rethinking Your Bucket List on youtube. It's a TED talk.

She says, of the people she witnessed dying, many have great lessons to share. She calls them Jedi Secrets. I quote: "People at the end of their lives, are incapable of bullshit." She goes on to say that "when people are wrapping up their life, many insignificant things fall by the wayside like having to be right, being important, and being busy.  So people end up being who they really are. They apologize, they do brave things, they change their mind, they forgive, they express themselves and they find joy in the smallest moments."

Have you seen the funny movie titled The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. A 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner. I really enjoy it. Jack Nicholson's smile is priceless. 

Morgan Freeman tells Jack to "Find the joy in your life, Edward."  Wouldn't that be nice to put on your Bucket List? Is it?
Along this idea, I've decided to make a few changes myself for the coming year. Find the joy in our life. Follow our bliss. I've decided to change my business a little. Drop lines of business that weren't so fun for me and focusing more on the ones that are more fun so I can do what I am more passionate about. I hope you make changes that are more in line with your authentic self.
 I will end this article with quoting Kathleen Taylor again: "If you want to take a hit from the people who are spending their last days, then if you want to live everyday like it's your last, do some introspection, discover and express your amazing uniqueness in the world. Stop bullshitting. Make your life story about who your truly are because I believe the world needs you too."
I concure.
Putting my spin on my bucket.
@KISS Reiners

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