A calm night in, after turning down three different invites to go out, I decided to stay home and hang out with me, myself, and my kitty. Ha. I randomly selected the movie, The Bucket List to watch from my small collection of dvds. I’m not a TV or really a movie person, and my sister can tell you, how I don’t pay attention and can’t just sit and focus. Obviously, I was multitasking. Although one of my favorite movies, I don’t watch it that much, but every time I do I feel a sense of renewal and appreciation. So many life lessons in the movie, ending with a moving scene and commentary and the classic John Mayer song, ‘Say what you need to say’, which always brings me to tears. Besides that they are living, while dying, exploring the world, traveling, helping themselves first, living carefree, and being present, the best take away of all is a simple reminder…Have you found the joy in your life? It’s a friendly reminder that at any point in your life, you can do anything, you can change things, and at anytime, dream the impossible, do the impossible, go be, let the waters take you…

The Bucket List Quotes

“Dear Edward, I’ve gone back and forth the last few days……trying to decide whether or not I should even write this.In the end, I realized I would regret it if I didn’t……so here goes.I know the last time we saw each other……we weren’t exactly hitting the sweetest notes. It certainly wasn’t the way I wanted the trip to end. I suppose I’m responsible, and for that I’m sorry. But, in all honesty, if I had the chance, I’d do it again. Virginia said I left a stranger and came back a husband. I owe that to you. There’s no way I can repay you for all you’ve done for me……so rather than try, I’m Just going to ask you to do something else for me. Find the Joy in your life. You once said you’re not everyone. Well, that’s true. You’re certainly not everyone. But everyone is everyone. My pastor always says:” Our lives are streams……flowing into the same river……towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life, Edward. My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home.  “

“I believe that you measure yourself by the people that measure themselves by you.”

“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death.  When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions.  Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not.  ‘Have you found joy in your life?’  ‘Has your life brought joy to others?’”

“If life has taught me anything it’s that 95% of the people are always wrong.”

” You only live once, so why not die with style?”

“We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round”

“The simplest thing is… I loved him. And I miss him. Carter and I saw the world together. Which is amazing… When you think that only three months ago, we were complete strangers! I hope that it doesn’t sound selfish of me but… the last months of his life were the best months of mine. He saved my life… And he knew it before I did.”

GO Live. Be Bright. Find YOUR Joy.

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