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The Bucket List


What is “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die.

I watched a movie The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. It makes a lot sense to me.

Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Against their doctor’s advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime

” It’s difficult to understand the sum of a person’s life. Some people will tell you it’s measured by the ones left behind. Some believed it can be measured by faith. Some say by love. Other folks say life has no meaning at all.”

Me?

“I believe that you measure yourself by the people who measured themselves by you. What i can tell you for sure is that by any measure……. people manage to wring out of a lifetime.”

“When their soul got to the entrance to heaven the God asked them two questions. Their answers determined whether they are admitted or not”

 

Dear Edward,

I’ve gone back and forth the last few days trying to decide whether or not I should even write this. In the end, I realized I would regret it if I didn’t, so here it goes. I know the last time we saw each other, we weren’t exactly hitting the sweetest notes-certain wasn’t the way I wanted the trip to end. I suppose I’m responsible and for that, I’m sorry. But in all honestly, if I had the chance, I’d do it again. Virginia said I left a stranger and came back a husband; I owe that to you. There’s no way I can repay you for all you’ve done for me, so rather than try, I’m just going to ask you to do something else for me-find the joy in your life. You once said you’re not everyone. Well, that’s true-you’re certainly not everyone, but everyone is everyone. My pastor always says our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life, Edward. My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home.

“Have you found joy in your life?”
“Has your life give joy to others?”


One Response

  1. siyetehan January 15, 2010

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