Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Reverse Bucket List

Bucket lists make me nervous.

(wait for it…wait for it…)

What happens if you don’t finish the list?

What happens if item #4 isn’t what you thought it would be?

I have a solution-


Reverse Bucket List:

a list of things already done.

Here is part of mine:


* Seeing my husband’s face, as he sat in the Chicago Cubs dugout

the weekend Katherine ran the Chicago marathon for Parkinson’s research.

(my grandson and my father)

* Watching these two guys eat Blue Bell ice cream out of my mother’s

milk glass bowls.


*Working with this funky, quirky house

that was a HUD listing,

had been abandoned,

had fire damage in the hall bath,


is my



So here’s the deal ladies.

You have a bucket list-


you always have.

It’s behind you.


Jo said...

I love the ice cream eating photo!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yes - Mine would be a reverse bucket list. Went thru a period of to many "I am going to" situations that did not get done. So decided to list my accomplishments instead of what I want to accomplish.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

What a great idea! I love coming to visit your blog, you keep it real! Love that.

Anonymous said...

Love love love this post and perspective...gratitude is better than any bucket list...

Karen said...

Way to go, Laura! You are so right. We need to focus more on what we have accomplished and remember that we did not do these things alone...
Ladybug Creek

Theresa said...

Great idea! My reverse bucket list really makes me smile! Love the picture of your Dad and Grandson! Sweet! Have blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

trash talk said...

Have to say...this made me sit up and take notice. Life is just a series of drops in the bucket isn't it? I had just never thought of it that way until you so wisely pointed it out to me.
P.S. I have a wonky circa early '70's HUD home. My kids try to talk me/us into moving, but I tell 'em, the roots go straight to the center of earth.

Debby said...

My hsband always asks e what is on my list. I don't like the thought of a bucket list either. I like your take on it.
The picture of your grandson and his great grandfather is precious. I love your hoe.

Patty Marker said...

No words Laura. You touched my heart. I need to look at my reverse bucket list, give thanks for blessings given and live right now to the fullest. In the end, it really is about family, isn't it? Patty

Bliss said...

Hmmm.... well there is definitely something "behind" me and I wish I could lose it so it wasn't on my bucket list or my reverse bucket list.


NanaDiana said...

Yeah- I have often thought that, too, Laura- that I am LIVING my bucket list. You are right on the money with this post- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Great idea! I'm going to do this........Sarah


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