Most of us have bucket lists, which is a fantastic idea! These lists I would venture to say, would most likely require 20 to 30 years to get through. Am I right? How many of you have on your bucket list, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Sky Diving, Learn How to Fly, See The Pyramids…and on and on and on?
A pastor suggested that you begin to live your life as if you only have 30 days to live it. So now I would like to challenge you to look in the mirror today and ask yourself a serious question. The question folks is, “What would I do over the next 30 days if that was all the time I had left in my life”?
- Spend more time with your mother or father?
- Spend more time with your child?
- Be extra kind to the cashier at the supermarket?
- Smile at everyone you pass?
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen or hospital?
- Go to confession?
- Pray or maybe pray more?
- Call a friend or family member who you had a squabble with and say “I’m sorry”?
- Give more to charity?
- Lend a helping hand to someone you don’t even know, or someone you don’t even care for?
I’m sure folks that you understand the direction I am trying to lead you in. So much angst, so much evil, so much cruelty; I suppose maybe we live as if we have all the time in the world. And perhaps in our minds there will be ample time to “make up” for our mistakes. Well, what if there wasn’t? What if we lived our lives as if we had 30 days left? What would our bucket list look like? It is my humble opinion that your list might be different. It is my humble opinion that you would make a new list. What do you say? Interested? Faith, positive attitude, calmness and serenity; I would venture to say that if for the next 30 days you live your life this way it is a given that you will alleviate certainly most of the anxiety, anger and fear that you might have and find your way to a calmer more positive life.
Well, quite frankly, it seems to me you have nothing to lose. Nothing that is with the exception of the negative baggage you might carry around with you day to day. So look in the mirror, put a smile on your face, greet everyone you meet with a kind word and make an appointment to see someone you haven’t seen in a while.