What’s on Your Bucket List?

The Bucket List is a movie that came out in 2007 about a blue-collar mechanic, Carter (played by Morgan Freeman) and a billionaire businessman, Edward (Jack Nicholson). Both men were diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and met during their cancer treatments. Their friendship developed and deepened as they began to share confidences and Edward discovered that Carter had a bucket list; a list of things he wanted to experience before he “kicked the bucket.”

Billionaire Edward set out to make it possible for them to experience the items on Carter’s list; including visiting the Taj Mahal in India, riding motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, and going on safari in Africa. Eventually the two men returned home to restore the relationships that were most precious to them. That movie introduced the concept of a “bucket list” into our culture’s psyche – or at least our conversations.

Several years ago I made my own Bucket List of things I hope to experience before I die. While there are several places I still hope to travel, the majority of the items on my list are about experiences I hope to share with my husband, my adult children, my mom and dad, and my granddaughter or grandchildren. Embedded in my list are prayers for circumstances I hope to be fulfilled in their lives, as well as our shared life.

On Saturday, April 11 one of the items on my Bucket List was completed. The item on my list read, “to see Rachel fulfilled professionally and happily married.” I can now check that one off my list and I am grateful to God!

What’s on your Bucket List? I encourage all of us to be very intentional about what we pray for, what we hope for, and even what we put on our Bucket List. Though this list that you can find in the Notes section on my phone is fairly limited and self-serving, I do hope, pray, and trust that ultimately God’s intentions and desires for my life will prevail. I pray the same for you.

In His Love, Vicki

But seek first the Kingdom of God and His
righteousness and all these things will
be added to you. -Matthew 6:33