You all know about the New Year’s resolution, right? I don’t know though how many of you actually keep your resolutions throughout the year! If you do, you have my salute! If you don’t, please do not worry, as there is an alternative in terms of a wish list that will not limit you to only the following year. It is something for the whole life. This long term wish list is described very well as the bucket list, used in this text as defined in one dictionary: a list of the things that a person would like to do or achieve before they die.*
Did you ever make this kind of list? I know some of you have. I have too. Albeit for me it is called “my little book of happy things”. When I started to write I didn’t know the usage of the bucket list. But it is actually my bucket list in a form of a little book. As time passes I come up with more and more things I want to do. If you do not have such a list yet, please take your time and write it down. The list can be endless. Whatever one puts on one’s bucket list is personal and is going to fulfill one’s life to the fullest. Look at the list and commit to it. Don’t look at it only as a ‘To-do’ list, but more as a personal guide for a happy, meaningful and fulfilled life. Each time something from the list is done or achieved, the satisfaction will grow, your life will gain a deeper meaning. It doesn’t necessarily have to contain big things. I encourage you though to think wider. Don’t let the possible barriers stop you. Dream big. Write everything down as if you are sure that they are going to happen. As if you have the magic wand in your hands. Day by day, month by month, year by year, mark down what you have fulfilled. Feel free though to constantly add any additional wish or goal that comes to your mind. Little by little achieve them. Don’t postpone things. Don’t leave for tomorrow what could be done today. Tomorrow may be too late. Live today to the maximum and plan tomorrow’s potential and use it. Make it as such, so you don’t have regrets. Yes, some things will require more time or money, but as long as your wish is strong enough, there will always be a way. Trust me! Having a bucket list doesn’t mean that you will not allow spontaneity in your life. It simply means that you choose what will be the main things you want to experience in order for you to feel you lived a full life. The other things will just give additional color nuances to your life. Don’t live in black and white. Let the colors fill your life. The more you live as you wish the colors will get sharper and brighter. Living like this will leave no place for regrets. Never stop believing in your dreams.
*Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press
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Do we pay attention and acknowledge what we learn? Do we strive to improve ourselves and hence our lives, relationships and by this positively influence everyone around us?
Life's an ongoing process.
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Do you want to change your life...
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Life's a roller-coaster.
Let's transform it into genuine fun, by finding and offering only the good within us. As odd as it sounds, it takes a little effort to be a good person. It demands self-awareness. It requires perseverance. You must keep an open mind about things and develop an acceptance of everything that is different, even if you don't fully understand it. Though at times it requires nothing more than just an honest smile.
LESSONS IN LIFE
"In hope of a world, that does not celebrate the fake & the cold
In hope of a world where true emotions can be uphold
In hope of a world where truth is told
In hope of the world where sugar coated abuses are not sold
In hope of a world that does not force you to fit in & fold
In hope of a world where tears are allowed to unfold
You are not told to fake happy when your heart can no longer hold
In the hope of a world that doesn’t go numb & cold,
While faking positivity & not being bold
In hope of that world where you & I can be true to our core
We are not judged for being human
And not expected to be a bot, running on a computer code
Let the beauty of true emotions and the warmth of real unfold
Sweet, sour, bitter, happy, sad, high, low, cold
Sincere bonds and true connects
Let us not turn the world into a fake emotion(less) zone"
by Vanashree Yadav