"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We honor you today!

To all the men, women and families that
have sacrificed so much so that we can live in freedom,
we thank you and appreciate your courage and strength.

What have I done?

I came across this list over at The Simple Life at Home and thought it would be fun to do to see how much I've really done in my life. Except, I gotta say that this is someone else's list and not really the complete list of the things I want to do. But, oh well. It's fun! Play along and let me know by leaving a comment so I can see what you've done!

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain (I don't think going up in a cable car counts!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped

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

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
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
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
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

54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt
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
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (God used me at an abortion clinic!!)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
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
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Wow! 58 out of 99. Impressive. There are some on that list that I so badly want to do! Although some things I wish I wouldn't of had to bold. C'est la vie! Your turn!


Jill said...

Hmmmmmm, I am certainly intrigued!
You have done a lot!!!
I don't have a "bucket list" but have thought of doing one!!

sara said...

I'm with you! This was fun and I posted it on my blog too. I think we need to start a new meme..our bucket lists!!!

2China4Ayla said...

Ok, I will play.....you have accomplished a lot. I will also say there are a lot of neat things to still do and I would like to add some and take away some but I will play fair. :o)

Mom Of Many said...

Thank you for honoring our troops this Veteran's Day. Being a Military Mom I could get discouraged with all the negative comments regarding the military and the war. Thank you for honoring our son and those serving with him. ~Linn

Jewels of My Heart said...

I too am thankful for each man and woman and their families that have served our country!
What a fun list.... I want to play too..... I am off to post!
ps... thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. For some reason a lot of my comments are not cooming back to my email so it makes it hard to reply.
Oh, how I blessed I am to have found you my new freind.

Mc Allen said...

ok, I've read a few of theseand I've got to say "you dug deep!!" there are quite a few of these that I havn't heard, great job!!! LA

Beverly said...

I did and added one. Some I wish I didn't have to bold either.

Becky said...

You've never been stung by a bee??? That's very impressive!!!

tollesons4him said...

How fun was this meme!!! I think I will add this to my blog.

Lori Lynn said...

That was a fun one. I had to try it and I only came up with 41. I think my most unusual one was "Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp". That is one experience I will NEVER forget.

Lori W

The Byrd's Nest said...

Skinny Dipping my friend??? lol

I would love to see an Amish Community. For the life of me, I couldn't tell you why, they are just intriguing to me.

He And Me + 3 said...

Very neat! Love the list!

cheepette8 said...

This was fun. THanks for posting the list. I joined in as well.

Aus said...

Hey O - well I got you on this one - 80 of the 99 are done! But I cheated a little - 7 years in the Seminary got me thru a lot of them (had a chance to visit all the Holy Lands!! Most touched by Asissi - but Franciscan to the bone!) And there are a couple that just won't happen - I got this FEAR of heights thing!!

great stuff -


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