Perhaps it isn't so much about "buckets" that I want to talk about. It is more about "what's in my bucket."
I've never had a "bucket list" as such. Throughout the years, I would have filled a bucket if I had delegated one to the task of holding my wants and wishes. I wanted to become a nurse. I wanted to marry and have children. I wanted to paint. I wanted to see Canada...own Royal Doulton...live on a farm....learn to kayak....write a book.... Some of these things I have accomplished, and as I satisfied one want, there was always another want to take its place.
Later in life, my wants differed. I no longer had use for the Royal Doulton figurines that I had been gifted as a young adult. I became a nurse, and raised a family, and did not have time to even entertain the thoughts of writing a book. I learned to paint, and it pleases me still, and often I can etch out enough time for a jaunt in my kayak. I have seen parts of Canada but have discovered that...there is no place like home.
So what would you discover is in my bucket..or on my bucket list if I had one? Precious little in the way of "want". I could not be happier than I am right now. My cup runneth over. I have a family that loves me and treats me with respect and who fill my "bucket" every day.. I have grandchildren to cuddle and a husband who tolerates my imperfections and loves me in spite of them. I have good friends. I have a roof over my head. I have "enough."
Have you a "bucket list?" Has it changed over the years?
Another dry walk - Shirley and Kathy on the trailAnother lovely morning for a walk with the ladies. Nine of us met at the trailhead for *Lake Whatcom's North Shore*. This th...