I read an article in a magazine the other day about "life lists". These are lists of things you would like to do before you die. They can be short or long. They are not promises (meaning if you write something down you don't have to do it -- you can change your mind and take it off of your list). The idea is to "think like you are 7". In other words, the sky is the limit -- you shouldn't not put something on the list because you are thinking that is would really be impossible -- though being able to do a backflip might have been on my list when I was younger and I left it off now even though I'd technically still like to do it. It's easy in my imagination and I'll just count that.
I decided a life list sounded like a fun idea and I decided to try it. I went for the "100 things I'd like to do before I die" method. Kayli and I decided to have a race to see who could get to 100 first. I'm at 55 and I'm counting some things that I want to want to do. Kayli is on about 40. She was rather pleased though that she now knows what she wants to do with her life. She wants to earn 50 dollars for charity (among other things). This is, to me, a rather fun experiment. In a future blog I will share some of the things on my life list. For now, I will try "living in the moment" (which is on my list) and enjoy the little boy who wants to ride "the bus" which is my yellow 4-wheeler. What would be on your life list?