Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. ~ General Douglas McArthur
The Bucket List is a movie that you should see. Although the critics were not all kind in their reviews, I loved the movie. Perhaps it appeals more to an older crowd, but I think it touched on a topic that we’ve all thought about before. If you were told you only had a few months to live, how would you choose to spend your last days on this earth? When two strangers find themselves sharing a hospital room and sharing the same fate, they decide to make a list of things they want to experience before they “kick the bucket”. Soon they are off on a great adventure to explore the Great Wall of China, pyramids in Eqypt, African wildlife, and a breath-taking view from the top of a mountain. It’s a movie that makes you laugh out loud, touches your heart and gives you something to think about later. The soundtrack was great too. Follow this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX4jBL29aic to see clips of the movie on YouTube and hear “Say”, the song John Mayer recorded especially for this movie.
After seeing the movie, I realized that my dad made his own “bucket list” of sorts. A farmer, he never was one to travel much preferring to stay close to home and the farm. After undergoing treatments for prostate cancer in the mid-eighties he decided to take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land. I’m really glad that he took the opportunity to fulfill a dream while he still felt well enough to enjoy the trip.
What would be on your “bucket list”?