You are most likely very familiar with the concept of a bucket list–it’s a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket, right?
To invite more joy into your life, however, you might want to consider a change in terminology, since “bucket list” connotes kind of a manic pursuit of adrenaline in order to beat the clock that’s headed toward your death. I invite you, instead, to make a Life List–a list of things in your heart to do that will teach you how to live.
Some people find the idea of such a list appealing but overwhelming. Maybe right this second you can’t think of a single thing you’d put on a life list–but I can just about guarantee that there are lots of dreams inside your soul that are just waiting to be resurrected.
The truth is, your life list can change your life. And it starts so simply: by just writing down one thing that’s in your heart to do, one thing that you haven’t done yet for whatever reason.
If maybe, in these challenging times, you’ve wanted your aliveness back, listen in…
Notes: Klauser, Henriette Anne. Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want and Getting It. New York: Fireside Books, 2001.
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