So comes the bucket list. What have you been putting off doing because you’re too busy with life right now?
I know I would (surprise surprise) like to go to an AFL grand final (love the hype of it all). I want to jump out of an aeroplane (with a parachute and attached to someone else of course).
I want to see the Taj Mahal. Done the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, the Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, Buckingham Palace. . . . tick, tick, tick, tick, tick.
It’s interesting how we tend to put BIG things on a bucket list.
But what about those things that mean so much more, that may actually be bigger than skydiving or a grand final experience or the Taj Mahal? What about resolving that conflict with a loved one, so that when they die you are not haunted with “I should have”, or “Why didn’t I……”. I see so many fractured relationships in families, rifts that have been there for twenty plus years in some cases, varying degrees of separation for many long years, oftentimes unable to recall what created the chasm in the first place.
Oftentimes these things bubble up to our conscious awareness as Christmas approaches. What about “fixing” that relationship issue that’s been lingering for years and contributes to the vicious cycle of depression, loneliness and unhappiness? How about putting the seemingly small but big things on your personal bucket list to address right now? Consider making contact with that loved one or old friend today, whether it be a short note or card to just reconnect. I am sure you’ll get a bigger buzz than that bungee jump and a memory to last a lifetime (without the regret).