20 Aug

Contacts can be found at the bottom of each post.

Life is stressful, that’s why they say “Rest in Peace.”   

“To kick the bucket is to die.”  It was believed that back in the day; some say around 1785, people who wanted to commit suicide hung themselves by standing on a bucket with a noose around their neck and then kicking the bucket away.   😦   Out of that, for some reason, the Bucket List was born.  Just so you know!

Several friends including myself celebrate our birthdays in August, during brunch one of them suggested we do something together along with our individual plans.  I listened to all the great ideas and some poorly thought out suggestions.  Truthfully I was not too keen on most of the proposals.   One suggested we go to the Amphitheater, another was a Mystery Dinner Theater, the Jazz Club, have a Hugh party, so on and so forth.

I sat quietly mumbling under my breath, Been there Done That until someone ask for my two cents.  I know my friends well and I knew they were not up for what I wanted to do.  You see I am now a daytime girl.  I spent the latter part of my working career on the afternoon or night shift, so after I retired it took time for me to learn how to go to bed at night instead of running the streets.

After being harassed into giving my input you would think I started World War Three.  I knew these women probably wouldn’t want to go Zip-lining, White Water Rafting, or check out Wind Tunneling.  That type of activity was too much like a workout.  For some reason, after all, these years they still prefer to sit in some dark smoke-filled room listening to Jazz or whatever instead of enjoying the day and doing something different.  Don’t get me wrong I love Jazz, but I enjoy physical activities more.

Virtual Reality was not available when I was a younger woman. Now that it is, I want to experience the drama before I become too old.  After the girls had enough of listening to my suggestions one hollered out while laughing as hard as she could, “Is this your Bucket List, Cherry?” 

Bucket List, since I don’t have any plans concerning dying soon, my suggestions had nothing to do with a Bucket List.  But, if I was to write a Bucket List there would be only one request on it.  Lord Please let me die painlessly in my sleep.

I was merely sharing my To Do List; I have a lot of living to do, and so far I have no plans on spending one minute concentrating on death projects…  I ‘m going To Do all I can while I’m alive.  One reason is, I have absolutely no idea of when I am going to die and don’t want to know, so I’ll just keep it moving.

Death cannot exist as long as we are alive, and without goals, we cannot score, so I don’t waste time planning things for the dead.  We all should know death is not something we can overcome…  The way you live will have been your life, so if planning your own funeral is your goal, have at it, and if waiting all your life to do something in your old age you should have done in your youth, have at that too.

FYI: Those who have had a good life do not fear death, they meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering.  And those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. 

The challenge is to live our life so we will be prepared for death when it comes…

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

Join this Blog at or e-mail me at

Love to read? get your copy of I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story at

Or get an e-Book at





Posted by on August 20, 2016 in Something To Think About


9 responses to “WHAT BUCKET LIST?

  1. Marta

    September 9, 2016 at 3:38 am

    I’m really loving the theme/design of your blog.

    Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A handful of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but
    looks great in Chrome. Do you have any ideas to help fix this issue?


  2. SEO

    September 21, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Wow, incredible weblog structure! How long have you been running a blog for? you make blogging look easy. The entire look of your website is magnificent, let alone the content!!


  3. Mel

    June 13, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Terrific work! This is the kind of information that are supposed to be
    shared around the web. Disgrace on Google for no longer positioning this publish upper!
    Come on over and discuss with my web site . Thank you =)


  4. Dorine

    June 23, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Superb, what a webpage it is! This webpage gives useful
    data to us, keep it up.


  5. Hester

    July 27, 2022 at 8:37 am

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
    topic to be really one thing which I feel I would by no means understand.
    It kind of feels too complicated and very extensive for me.
    I am taking a look ahead on your subsequent put up,
    I’ll try to get the dangle of it!


  6. Curt

    August 9, 2022 at 1:58 am

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Bless you!


  7. Katia

    September 24, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    We stumbled over here from a different page and thought
    I should check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to looking into your web page repeatedly.


  8. Joel

    October 6, 2022 at 11:46 am

    This text is priceless. Where can I find out more?


  9. Lucile

    March 18, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you for any other informative website.
    Where else may I get that kind of information written in such an ideal approach?
    I’ve a challenge that I am simply now operating on, and I have
    been on the glance out for such info.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: