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Fun Twist on the Bucket List

By Linda Larsen - Monday, February 25, 2013
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I recently read a blog post by funny motivational speaker Tim Richardson about his Bucket List and it made me stop and think. While I don't have an actual bucket list, I did create something that I love a LOT that I would like to share with you. 

About 16 years ago I gave my husband, John Scalzi (the single most amazing man on the planet) three sheets of paper. I put one title at the top of each page. They were as follows:

  1. Things I Would Like to Own
  2. Things I Would Like to Do
  3. Things That Make Me Really Happy

I asked him to write at least 50 things on each sheet, with no restrictions or limitations whatsoever. He was not to censor his answers with logical thoughts like, "Well, that's not possible."  I told him to just have fun. Essentially, I was asking him to create a sort of bucket list for himself - but one that he would turn over to me. When he was done, he gave me the list and I said nothing more about it.  As far as I know, he totally forgot that he even did this for me.

Over the years, whenever I have wanted to give him a gift, or just bring him happiness for no reason, all I have to do is refer to his list and I have a sure-fire, home-run, ding! ding! ding! hit.  You should have SEEN the look on his eyes the year when he opened the package to discover his very own set of night vision goggles! Of course, for a solid week I found him up at 2 a.m., skulking around the yard wearing nothing but his pajamas and his prized goggles looking for, I don't know what...crickets? 

And while I may never be able to get him that hydraulic car lift for the garage (you heard me right,) I probably COULD actually go camping with him...  It's been 16 years and I'm still working up to that one.

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Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame Speaker, professional actress, best-selling author and serious lover of doggies. Linda speaks at conferences and meetings around the world, helping people bring the very best version of themselves to life every day! To talk to Linda about how she can contribute to the success of your next event, call 941-927-4700. Or go to Book Linda Now!

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