“I’d rather regret the things I did,
than regret the things I didn’t do”
This quote was at the bottom of an email message I received a little bit ago, and is attributed to Lucille Ball. ‘Lucy’ is a person I have long admired, and she appeared to have done, or at least tried to do, most things that she wanted.
After reading this quote, I recalled a time in my life when a health problem cropped up that pointed out my very mortality, and I remember thinking of all the things that I wanted to do but may never have the opportunity to do. And now……I’ve been mulling over the things that I regret – and they’re almost all things that I wish I had done or could do.
So I’m making a ‘Bucket List’ (have you seen that movie?).
My list includes things like travel – to distant countries as well as around North America, quilts that I want to make – and maybe even design, flying a plane, writing a novel, bouncing grandchildren on my knee (now that one is out of my control, but I can wish can’t I), learning to decorate cakes, finally retiring finally…….and aging gracefully, albeit I would love to have Lucy’s red hair!
I dream about these kind of things, but somehow just never seem to DO anything about actually achieving most of them. Not sure where to start, but with a milestone birthday coming up, I think it’s time for action – time to make a plan for at least one thing on the list, and work toward that goal! Time to regret a few things I’ve done!!!
Do you have a Bucket List? What do you do about achieving those wishes? Do you regret the ‘un-dones’ in your life?
Let’s get it done…..together……..will you join me?