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What's On Your Bucket List?

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photo by: Rayshon

This bucket idea is taking on more reality than I bargained for.

In the first three months of this year, three of my dear friends died, one per month. And this week, a close relative - much younger than I am - found out she has a tumor that has spread to various parts of her brain.

You can't stop the waves,
but you can learn to surf.

Those words of Jon Kabat-Zinn are a guide post for me. But come on: all these waves crashing so quickly...

A vivid reminder of the unpredictability, and the preciousness, of our lives. Time for me to refresh the Oasis Sanity Tip I often suggest to my clients. I invite you to do it with me now.

Go to a quiet place.

Take five minutes just for you.

Ask yourself the Two Key Questions:
Who am I? What am I on this earth for?
Hang out as you breathe...

Give space for the responses...

Write them down.

What do you come up with?
What is one specific thing you might do today to give honor to your bucket list?

This moment. Precious moment. Only moment we're sure of...

Time for Practical Mindfulness. Think I'll go spread mulch under the magnolia. That's why I was driving the U-Haul: to pick up fifty bags of sweet peet mulch. Sweet wishes to you for your bucket list.