Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What's on Your Bucket List?

Hi, Patricia Bradley here, and today I want to talk about bucket lists.

I don't know that I had a bucket list when I was younger, mostly because that phrase wasn't used then. It has become popular in the last few years because of the 2008 Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie, The Bucket List, where according to the Internet movie database, two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

I thought the term had been around longer than 2008, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary site, it came into usage only two years earlier. From their website:

Definition of bucket list

  1. :  a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying
  2. Origin of bucket list

    from the phrase kick the bucket (to die) -- 1785

    First Known Use: 2006








Anyway, my bucket list isn't much...one of the to-do things on it -- becoming an author -- I've reached. (Whoo-hoo!) I'd still like to travel to Hawaii and Israel, but that's about the extent of my list.

So, now that you know a little of the bucket list history and my bucket list, do you have one?

Leave a comment if you have a bucket list and tell me a couple of them.

Winner of the Rafflecopter is Caryl Kane for Silence in the Dark

And Kim Hansen for the $15 Amazon Gift card.

And winner of Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotional journal is: Pam Broyles

Please contact me at pat at ptbradley dot com--I forgot to state you need to leave your email address AGAIN!



11 comments:

  1. Oh my!!! Thank you Patricia!!! I'm so excited!! I'll go to your website to give you my email address - - but I'll also give it here - pameladbroyles@netscape.net -
    And as far as my "bucket list" . . . I'm like you, as far as a career - I wanted to become a chef - and I did - although I am "retired" from the day-in, day-out rigors of being a chef - it is still my passion and my hobby - so I still cook for others and teach cooking. I would love to go to Israel as soon as I can overcome my fear of flying - - I think I'll only overcome that fear when on that glorious day "I'll fly away" . . . to my home on God's celestial shore!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love it, Pam! My grandson wanted to be a chef and he went to school for it but is working in granite instead of cheffing. :-)

      Delete
  2. My bucket list also includes being an author. In sddition, I would like to go on a cruise,ride Amtrack all the way around the U.S. from coast to coast and north to south, ride the railroad across Canada, take a vacation with all my children,visit Northeastern states of the United States.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My email is phoneticpanda@gmail at gmail dot com
      Almost forgot to list it

      Delete
    2. My email is phoneticpanda@gmail at gmail dot com
      Almost forgot to list it

      Delete
    3. Oooh, I want to ride across the US and Canada, too, Kathy!

      Delete
  3. My bucket list also includes being an author. In sddition, I would like to go on a cruise,ride Amtrack all the way around the U.S. from coast to coast and north to south, ride the railroad across Canada, take a vacation with all my children,visit Northeastern states of the United States.

    ReplyDelete
  4. My bucket list has always had pretty much just ONE thing on it. Go to Scotland. I have no other real desire other than that. I have wanted to do that since I was a teenager. I've done other fun things, gone to Israel twice, white water rafting, driven a sports car along the coast of California, but all of these never qualified as a bucket list item. They just happened. LOL. We are hoping to fulfill my one bucket list item this fall!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Susan, I have a friend who has been to Scotland three times. I want to go with her the next time she goes!

      Delete
  5. Patricia, I am THRILLED to have won a copy of Silence in the Dark!!!!
    I don't have a bucket list. I would love to travel to Canada.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Caryl, I don't think I really have a bucket list, either. I just want to do a lot of things!

      Delete