Tuesday, April 24, 2007

To-Do List


Do you have a list of things you'd like to do before you die? I do. I even remember the first item I ever had on my mental list - to see Vermont in the autumn. At the time (early '80's), it seemed a longshot at best...we had 3 very young kids and couldn't afford to fly to New England. But then I won a trip for 2 anywhere American Airlines flew. And we went. And I fulfilled wish #1.

I haven't been so fortunate with current list items. Many have been there for years. But, I will never give up hope. Here's what I want to do before y'all kick dirt onto my casket:

1. Touch the Stanley Cup.

2. Fly in the Corcorde. This one will be tough since they've taken the sleek bird out of service permanently. But you never know...

3. Take pictures of airplanes in Amsterdam. There's an airport there named "Schiphol". I think they pronounce it "ski-pole". There are more great spots to shoot planes there than at any airport in the world. And they are serviced by airlines from all the major continents...except Antarctica, I guess. So the variety is good.

4. I want to watch my grandkids play sports competitively. Hard to explain why but I anticipate this as much as I anticipated my own kids playing.

5. I have all sorts of people I'd like to see accept Christ as their saviour and turn their lives around. Guess I should have put this at number one.

6. I'd like to go somewhere far away from the bright lights of cities and view the billions of stars in the night sky. I've been stuck in urban areas for too long. I can barely remember what the twinkly-carpeted sky looked like when I had a chance to see it from my grandparents' back yard in Wills Point, TX. I must've been 5 or 6 and it made an incredible impression on me.

I'd love to see what's on your list so feel free tell the world.

4 comments:

Brooke said...

In no particular order:
1. Be debt-free.
2. Have kiddos.
3. Have curtains in my living room that I bought or made instead of what was there when we moved in.
4. Learn how to sew.

I have no real desire to go overseas or anything. At this point, I want to enjoy life as each day comes to me. I've been blessed to be able to do things that I've wanted to so far.

Heather said...

Also in no particular order:
1.Travel to Europe and New England
2.Have my sister move back to TX 3.so I can babysit my niece.
4.Win the lawsuit against my bariatric surgeon so I can pay off my $400K+ medical bills.
5. See my son come to know the Lord at a young age and watch him grow up to serve the Lord mightily.
6.Go back to San Diego, CA to lay on the beach on Coronado island.
7.Get down to my goal weight of 150lbs.
8.Pay off house and cars
9.Make a difference in someone's life either through word or deed.
10.Be able to help those in need monetarily.

Becky said...

the only thing I can think of at the moment that is a true life-long dream of mine is to write and publish a book.

Lynn said...

1.See all my family be Christians
2.Go whale watching and see whales
3.Spend a month in a beach house
4.Have Steve pilot a plane with me in it.
5.Go white water rafting
6.Go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and sit in the grandstand.