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Smarter Living: What is on Your Wish List?
August 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

My daughter is obsessed with the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. We Google pictures of them and have read books about them - they are one of the seven natural wonders of the world. I keep telling her we will go see them in person one day, to put it on her list.

Yup, her wish list, bucket list, whatever you want to call it. Now, I do agree with Sandra Zummo who wrote this post about stop listing things you want to do and just be in the moment, live your life as it is, stop concentrating on what you want to do and just do. But, there is something fun for Kiddo and us moms too, to make goals, to jot down dreams, to list out a few big wishes -- and do your best to make them come true.

What to list? That is up to you. Here are some ideas I found...not mine per se, but fun ones. 

-- Try out for "Wheel of Fortune."

-- Visit Area 51.

-- Learn something new every day.

-- Have a collection (match boxes, snowglobes, spoons, teacups, anything).

-- Pass on an heirloom.

-- Learn to say "hello" in 50 languages.

-- Donate something every month.

-- Mentor someone.

-- Write a letter to each of your children, telling them your top life lessons.

-- Swim with dolphins.

-- Go whale-watching.

-- Teach my kiddo something valuable - how to cook a delicious meal, how to knit, how to play the piano.

I like that last one, as well swimming with dolphins...others on my list: learn to hip-hop dance and see the Pyramids and Stonehenge...and, of course, go see the Aurora Borealis

Do you have a wish list aka a bucket list? What is on it? 



  • Wish2Be
    by Wish2Be
    August 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM

     I have a few things I want to do, but I havent made an actual physical list yet.

  • bwsmommy
    August 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    On our list is to go to Fiji were we can see crystal clear beach waters ! Thats our biggest besides going to New Zealand .

  • thehickinhickor
    August 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    learn to play the harp  umm i am sure there is more just cannot think of anything more right now lol

  • skippette14
    August 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM
    I've always wanted to go to Ireland .
    That's the main thing for me

    I don't have a list written out, but it's in my mind.
  • lil_mama06
    August 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Not really...I just want to live long enough to see my great grandkids.. Hope I'll make it..

  • Wish2Be
    by Wish2Be
    August 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM

     I would like to go back home to Germany....and I hope my son is at an age where he can appreciate it. :)

  • Wish2Be
    by Wish2Be
    August 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM


    Quoting thehickinhickor:

    learn to play the harp  umm i am sure there is more just cannot think of anything more right now lol

    I want to learn Piano !

  • daerca574
    August 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

     I'd love to go on a game show for sure!

  • Hannahsmommy816
    August 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM

     go traveling, help others as much as possible

  • Luvmybooskies
    August 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    I really want to go sky diving, whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, and visit another country.

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