Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Monday, December 8, 2008


I borrowed this from Instantly Mama.
I really liked this list. I've turned it into my own. I bolded all the things I've done. I *ed the things I want to do. I've added some comments for humor. This list may end up taped to my bathroom mirror next to the Dave Ramsey steps (isn't it sad that I hang those up? I need constant motivation in our path to get out of debt.)

What Have You Done?
(mine are in bold and italics)

1. Started your own blog
2. *Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (junior high. I played the flute then taught myself to play clarinet.)
4. *Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. *Given more than you can afford to charity (the whole point of getting out of debt really)
7. *Been to Disneyland
8. *Climbed a mountain (sadly, I live an hour from the mountains. Oh wait a minute, does Heart Attack Hill in San Francisco count?)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (Only in the car. For the good of everyone)
11. Bungee jumped (I'm betting Teena will drag me into this. Or rather I should say push me out)
12. *Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (I don't care to ever experience this one)
17. *Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (Yeah, Patrick had to help. I forgot the things after about 6 weeks)
19. *Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (I'd probably get motion sick)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (I did walk like 4 miles carrying at least 10 pounds in a bookbag when I was 4 months pregnant and missed my ride).
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (I have taken care of piglets, pigs, and goats. As well as held a monkey and an iguana)
26. *Gone skinny dipping (Sorry I'd love to though. Preferably my own pool/hot tub though)
27. ***Run a Marathon (October 2009. Washington DC. I don't care if I walk the whole 26.2 miles. I'm going).
28. *Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. *Been on a cruise (I'll probably get see sick)
33. *Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (I'm guessing no one is counting my grandparent's house HEHE)
35. Seen an Amish community (They introduced me to the wonderful creation of chocolate covered coffee beans.)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. *Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I hope I can be satisified with what God gives me)
38. *Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. *Gone rock climbing
40. *Seen Michelangelos David
41. *Sung karaoke (this is so fun)
42. *Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. *Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (Random acts of kindness are great, even when it's McDonalds at breakfast)
44. Visited Africa (I wouldn't pass up a chance.)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (If I don't do this one again soon they are going to have to commit me. I miss the beach.)
46. Been transported in an ambulance (Yeah, don't want to do that again)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (I get sea sick. Bad.)
49. *Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (My mom did so I've seen first hand pictures.)
50. *Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. *Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. *Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (the most fun)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (my daddy used to take me all the time)
55. Been in a movie
56. *Visited the Great Wall of China (not going to pass on the chance)
57. Started a business (Nope. Too much responsibility)
58. Taken a martial arts class (maybe if Ant wanted me too)
59. *Visited Russia
60. *Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason (No reason is the best reason)
64. *Donated blood, platelets or plasma (need to do this more often. I strongly encourage everyone to do this. Its very important.)
65. *Gone sky diving (see #11)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (Don't like to do that)
68. Flown in a helicopter (I'll leave this to Teena. I'd puke)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. *Visited the Lincoln Memorial (could have seen this. Saw the Taj Mahal instead)
71. Eaten Caviar (Yuck! I don't even like them full grown)
72. Pieced a quilt (I don't do well with small details)
73. *Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. *Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (don't recommend the hip as the bone of choice)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (this rocked. I don't really remember riding dirt bikes with David when I was little but I had a blast on the Harley going 75 mph)
79. *Seen the Grand Canyon in person (can I ride a donkey?)
80. Published a book (too many small details)
81. *Visited the Vatican (My mom saw this too)
82. Bought a brand new car (will not repeat this)
83. *Walked in Jerusalem (Yikes!! Not the safest area. I'd love to see it though.)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. *Read the entire Bible
86. *Visited the White House (So close but 1 of the 7 wonders won out)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (bet I wouldn't eat meat again after that)
88. Had chickenpox
89. **Saved someone’s life (part of the job. Sometimes good, sometimes not)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Anyone remember Eddie Munster).
92. *Joined a book club (I did take a college course that was kind of like 1. I took it voluntarily a couple times.)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (Please no. Thanks though.)
98. Owned a cell phone (Yeah its pretty much glued to me.)
99. Been stung by a bee
100. **Read an entire book in one day.

What isn't listed:
I want to see all 7 wonders of the world, to go on a medical mission trip, live to be 120 (and be healthy), meet my grandchildren and great grandchildren, to deliver a baby, to work with pregnant teens.
Mostly I want to show everyone who looks at my life to never say never and be willing to try something because failing is so much better than never trying. If you fail, you get up and try again (and again and again and again). I don't want to live with the regret of never trying.

1 comment:

Candice said...

I love this list. It does make you think doesn't it?