No One Is Kicking This Bucket Yet!…

Thanks but no thanks WordPress. I still have a lot of life in me. I have no bucket list, thus no item 11 to talk about.1453562596664[1]

This is not something that I have gotten around to doing and doubt if I would do so, even though I know that it might seem the fashionable thing to do and what not, I have honestly never dwelt on it.

It’s not necessarily because I feel that I have all the time in the World because I don’t, but I am holding on to God’s promises of satisfying me with long life.

I am holding out for the blessings of seeing my children’s children and that my children will be like olive trees. As we know, olive trees are very long lived and bear bountiful fruits. I am holding on to this promise that I will not die before due season, but live to declare the good works of the Lord in the land of the living.

That said, I think that might be part of the reasoning behind my never having spent the time to make a long drawn bucket list. Where exactly on this list do I want to start from, because it would be a very long one.

Secondly, I am my own worst critic and tend to beat myself over the head when I set a long list of goals and fail to achieve them. It automatically sends negative signals of failing a promise to myself and I am seriously trying to get rid of those negative energies swirling around.

What I am trying to do is to look at the things that I aspire to achieve, break them down and focus on getting them done as much as possible without turning it into a do or die affair.

In some part of my mind, I feel as if a bucket list is self-limiting. What happens when I get to the end of that list?

Does it mean that I am ready to kick the bucket? No can do!

I think I shall pass on this assignment because, I truly believe that the journey of life should be savoured as much as possible, enjoying the joy that comes from the journey and not turn my life it into a big boring To-Do list.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

The Daily Post Kick It.

What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?

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49 thoughts on “No One Is Kicking This Bucket Yet!…

  1. I think the idea of the bucket list became even more popular when a movie of that name came out. It was a time when many said it was time to do all the things they ever wanted before they kicked the bucket of life. My version is goals/dream, both short and long time and I use that as my tool but life has shown me that sometimes is not when I want to achieve that goal but when God see it is time for another journey. Hmm

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  2. A Bucket List is such a sad sounding thing but I do think that at a certain age people start to think about things that have put off because of various reasons in life and decide ok nows the time.

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  3. “What I am trying to do is to look at the things that I aspire to achieve, break them down and focus on getting them done as much as possible without turning it into a do or die affair.” — I need to learn this and start practicing it. I make to do lists all the time. I keep them in my head and they become do-it-or-else lists. Not a healthy way to live! 🙂

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  4. A life well-lived. That is all that matters. Throwing some kind of particular experience on to a list and then doing it has nothing to do with that. In my opinion (humble as it is), bucket lists are for people who don’t want to reflect on their inner lives and instead focus on external activities as a way to distract themselves. [I suppose I’m a bit of agitated mood right now, which means a little grouchy]

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  5. Amen. I have things I want to do and places I’d like to go, but as you said life is a journey. It is sad to think as one comes to the end of their life, one is dwelling on all that they did not do instead of reflecting on a life well-lived.

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  6. Hear! Hear! Jacqueline – totally agree with you. 😃
    You know I’ve never thought about the life span of olive trees – you share an interesting fact and I’ve learned something new today. Thank you.
    I’d like to reblog this on my purpose-driven achiever site.

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