Five Reasons to Have a Bucket List
These are the crazy dreams on my own bucket list. And they are all legit. Meaning, in the future, they are doable.
For years, I’ve heard the term, but never really knew where it originated from. I imagined it was a place to keep all your hopes and dreams safe— in a bucket.
Then I heard a few months back that such a checklist was to be accomplished before you, well— kicked the bucket.
I think I prefer my own definition.
So, I got to pondering (which I do quite often): why even have a bucket list? I thought of four reasons, but I’m sure there’s at least one more.
A bucket list-
Sounds like good motivation. Reading the list makes you aspire to have one, doesn’t it? Can you think of a fifth?
Sometimes we need motivation to move ahead in life. A bucket list will do that for a person.
But what of goals? As an author, here are a few I’ve listed for myself. . .
Are goals any different from a wishful bucket list? I think so. Goals help you move ahead in life. To be fruitful in business, art, family and self. A necessity. Whereas a bucket list is filled with dreams waiting to be realized. A fun plan for some rainy day in the future.
But then, looking at our topic of this blogpost, I wonder (again): what about contentment? Does having a bucket list cause discontent? Hmmmm. I can't say it has for me, but I see how it could for many. So, what's the lesson. Hold loosely to your bucket list? Be happy if you realize one or two in your lifetime?
I think that's a good plan. What about you? Does a bucket list make you discontent?
Can you fill in the last bullet point above? Do any of my ponderings resonate with you?
I'd love to hear your comments below!
11/7/2018 10:10:41 am
Anne Voscamp talks about a "bucket list" in her latest book, The Broken Way. Her concept: As a follower of Christ, at the end of our lives our buckets should be empty, having sacrificed it all away to glorify our Savior. Filling it is self ish. Just a thought....
That's a good and legitimate thought, Kelly! It gives the bucket list perspective. Of course, we need to give our 'lists' to God, and fill them if He provides the way. But we mustn't cling to them as a "must-do" but a "may-do." That way, the Lord will check off our list in His way, and His time. Thanks for your insights! ;-}
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