Have you seen The Bucket List? I know that everything crosses my path exactly when it’s supposed to. Bill and I had seen the movie a couple years ago, and it magically ‘showed up’ again last night. So with pizza on our TV trays, we headed downstairs to relax on our puffy brown leather couch and let the movie sweep us away and inspire us.
Briefly, the movie follows two terminally ill men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) on their around-the-world adventure with a wish list of things to do before they “kick the bucket.”
If you haven’t seen the movie, see it! And if you have seen it, see it again. It’s a movie that will take you out of the ‘details’ of your life—and whatever drama you may have created—and connect you with what’s most important to you and what matters.
I was incredibly touched by a part in the movie when the two are sitting in wonder, gazing at the Pyramids in Egypt. Morgan Freeman’s character talks about the ancient Egyptians and their belief about death. He goes on to explain the belief by saying that when Egyptian souls got to the entrance to heaven, the gods asked them two questions. Their answers determined whether or not they were admitted to heaven.
The two questions:
–Have you found joy in life?
–Has your life brought joy to others?
As you, my readers, know, this blog is about the importance of following the things in life that bring you joy…and spreading that light to others. I love the simplicity of these two questions, which gets at the primal essence of why we’re here on earth.
So I’m going to keep this short and sweet by saying:
1) Watch The Bucket List
2) Ponder those two important questions
3) Get started now on your bucket list; your life is waiting for you!
Thoughts? I’d love to hear from you…