Monday, March 11, 2013

THE BUCKET LIST: Whats In Yours?

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YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
MANY PEOPLE HAVE A WRONG IDEA OF WHAT CONSTITUTES TRUE HAPPINESS.
IIT IS NOT GAINED THROUGH SELF-GRATIFICATION BUT IN FIDELITY
 TO A WORTHY CAUSE. - Helen Keller

A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH

The term "Bucket List" was made popular by the 2007 movie of that name.  Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman played the parts of two terminally ill men on a road trip to do a list of things before they "kicked the bucket".

Critics gave the movie mixed reviews but it was shown world-wide and grossed $175.3 million indicating that a lot of people could relate to having a bucket list.

I thought the movie was pretty good.  I have had a "bucket list", a list of life-time goals, since I was about 30 years of age.

I carried "Hike the Appalachian Trail" on my Life Time list for 20 years before I actually hiked that trail.

IF YOU WANT TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE, TIE IT TO A GOAL
NOT TO PEOPLE OR THINGS - Albert Einstein


Joy Bonor of Steubenville, Ohio still has 35 things in her "Bucket List". She recently crossed 9 things off her list, one of which was a "ride a train". She rode from Pittsburg to Washington DC to do a walk for epilepsy.

In 2008 she crossed off "Take a Turkey Hunt".

There is no rule about what you can have on your list.

A PATH WITH NO OBSTACLES PROBABLE DOESN'T GO ANYWHERE - F.A.Clark 

Seventy one-year-old Obie Cargile, an Ohio Retiree, chose jail over paying a fine to meet his "Bucket List" goal.  In court for a mal-functioning brake light, the judge gave him a choice of $160 or three days in jail. He actually had "spent time in jail" on his bucket list

YOU'RE NEVER TO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL
OR TO DREAM A NEW DREAM - C. S. Lewis

Mr. Cargile, a model citizen, said he knew that being in jail could not be as bad as being in Marine boot camp.  He did his three days locked down 22 hours a day in a 5x8 cell in a maximum security prison because the jail was full.  In fact, Mr. Cargile said he thought it was too nice, which is why he thought so many people were in jail.  Compared to fighting in SE Asia, it was a breeze, he said.

YOU MUST HAVE LONG TERM GOALS TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING FRUSTRATED
BY SHORT TERM FAILURES! Charles C. Noble

Part of my life time goals is to spend more time in the mouth of Old Town Creek, on the Ohio River, in Mason County, WV.  It is where I spent my childhood. I'll be there this summer in my sailboat.






My children have bucket lists.  My sons, Mark and Todd, and daughter-in-law, Amy, will be riding GOBA, the Great Ohio Bike Adventure, this year--part of their life's goals.  Mark will also be running a half marathon in Columbus on May 4th. The Good Life! 

DO YOU HAVE A BUCKET LIST?
IF NOT, WHY NOT?


WANT TO RIDE A HOT AIR BALLOON - PUT IT ON YOUR LIST




GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA



2 comments:

Mark Pierce said...

Dad - I think Todd and Amy are going to do GOBA with me this year too. I've talked to Jillian and Tim about it, but they may not be able to get away for a whole week with their new jobs and graduate studies. But I'm sure they will spend at least a day riding with us. I have Todd researching a new rear wheel for my Tour Easy bike - my spokes keep breaking so maybe it's time for a new wheel to bear the load! Ha! Right now I'm just as excited about my scheduled half marathon run in Columbus on May 4th. It's called the Capital City Half. Should be a lot of fun. I remember when you went with me on my first marathon 12 years ago at the Flying Pig in Cinci. Yesterday I ordered a new heart rate monitor that also doubles as a GPS device. Imagine doing all that in a slim profile watch! Life is good. Life is exciting. Love you! Mark

Phatmom said...

I think it's time I wrote my Bucket List. You inspire me, Cuz!
Love you. CB