This is not a bucket list… I have one of those. This is a Life List. What is a life list then, you may ask?
Things we should do more than once. You don’t do these things then cross them out like a checklist. Things that will exponentially increase our joy and satisfaction in life. And the more we do them, the more and more they will add to our lives. Seriously, start doing some of these things, and see how much of a difference they make to your life.
1.) Laugh more. You can always laugh more!
2.) Preemptively say “I’m sorry.”
3.) Volunteer. give your time to something bigger than yourself. Help out a cause that you believe in.
4.) Put your phone down. Just put it down. Do you realize how much of life you are missing out on?
5.) Love unconditionally. You can start with a dog or a cat. But work your way to loving someone
6.) Watch less TV. Nothing is wrong with TV. But there is something wrong with parking yourself in front of one for hours on end.
7.) Play, like you did when you were a kid. Maybe play with a kid, your own, maybe with nieces or nephews, maybe with a friend’s kid.
8.) Extend grace to others. We all need a little grace at some point.
9.) Compliment someone else. You can make someone’s day
10.) Try something new
11.) Take photos. Don’t endless take selfies. Don’t let your camera be your only window to the world. But if you see something beautiful or amazing, soak it in then take a pic. Capture those moments so you don’t forget
12.) Tell someone “Thank you.” You didn’t get to this point on your own. Someone helped you, lead you, invested in you, thank them
13.) Find pleasure in the simple things. Not everything in life is big
14.) Give. And be generous about it.
15.) Get rid of stuff you don’t need. Because that is all it is stuff. You don’t need it as badly as you think, and more than likely most of it is something that doesn’t add anything valuable to your life
16.) Pursue your goals.
17.) Stop being so busy. That absolutely doesn’t mean don’t work hard and stop being productive. What that does mean is is you don’t always have to be doing something.
18.) Travel. You don’t have to travel the world or take several days off to reap these benefits. For most people there are so many amazing thing only hours from where they live, take a day trip somewhere you haven’t been.
19.) Be kind. There are no small acts of kindness. Every compassionate act enlarges the world.
Top 3 Movies I can watch over and over again
2. Monsters Inc
3. Major League
Top 3 franchises growing up
1. Star Wars
2. Indiana Jones
3. Back to the Future
Top 3 Movies that are very well made
2. Usual Suspects
Top Three Movies that Spoke Significant Things to Me when I watched it for the first time
1. Dead Poets Society
Top 3 movies that always make me laugh
1. Dumb and Dumber
2. Wayne’s World
3. Billy Madison
A friend of mine once said that “whatever your favorite moves of all time are, says a lot about you as a person.”
So I wonder what these movies say about me… What do you think?
I regularly read a blog by Joel Runyon called Blog of Impossible Things, on it he has an impossible list. Now I have a bucket list, but none of these things are impossible (other than the cost involved). But Runyon points out that an impossible list is different. An impossible list has things that are literally impossible, and that change the way you live.
Below is a list that for me, at this moment is impossible for me to accomplish. I can’t do any of these things with the way I currently live. They require not only action but major leaps of faith and change in lifestyle. An impossible list inspires and gets you out of a comfort zone. I hope this list encourages me to do the impossible.
My Impossible List:
1.) Compete in American Gladiators
2.) Compete in Ninja Warrior
3.) Run a Marathon
4.) Bench press 225 pounds
5.) Travel for 1 year straight
6.) Travel to all 7 continents
7.) Play a round at Augusta
8.) Go into Outer Space
9.) Stop Drinking Soda
10.) Shake hands with the President
Only ten to start. Gotta start somewhere.
11.) Become a Bullpen Catcher
12.) Reverse Tithe (give 90% and live off of 10%)
13.) “How Hard Can It Be?”
Last one. If I could only have 10 things this would be them.
5. Laptop Computer
6. Amazon Kindle
8. Google Docs and Reader
10. Moleskin & pencil
Here is a random list I thought about while watching Groundhog Day. During his “eternity” in repeating the same day over and over again, he taught himself how to so many different things. Here are a list of things I want to learn to do:
1. play acoustic guitar or piano
2. grill a steak (don’t judge me, I never learned to do this)
3. speak spanish (or Portuguese)
4. photoshop/graphic design
5. speed read (850+ wpm)
6. sing in key (haha, like that is going to happen)
3. Apples for Apples
I don’t play too many board or card games, so I know I’m leaving some out. What are some of your favorites?
For some reason I love these types of movies. You know those, the ones that make absolutely no sense until the last 10 minutes. Or the one where if you go to the bathroom for half a minute you completely miss something.
1. Fight Club
3. The Matrix
4. Usual Suspects
5. Sixth Sense
6. Shutter Island
Did I miss any?