You’ve got one life to live, and it can be filled in with only so many incredible experiences. Live every moment of life with unbound exhilaration!
Do something that totally terrifies you! It is quite a thing to live that anticipated fear, rather than getting over it.
Every day we make promises to ourselves about the things we want to do, and the very next moment, we find an excuse to defer it. But have you ever wondered what if there is no next moment? What if right now is the only chance you have? Life is too short to live a compromised life where all you have done is settled for something. To live life to the fullest is to cash in on that dormant sense of adventure, take a leap of faith to enter a state of absolute madness, and never recover from it. After all, once you are gone, here’s what you would want your friends to say …
Good afternoon. My name is Edward Cole. I don’t know what most people say at these occasions because in all honesty, I’ve tried to avoid them. The simplest thing is I loved him and I miss him. Carter and I saw the world together, which is amazing when you think that only three months ago we were complete strangers. I hope that it doesn’t sound selfish of me, but the last months of his life were the best months of mine. He saved my life, and he knew it before I did. I’m deeply proud that this man found it worth his while to know me. In the end, I think it’s safe to say that we brought some joy to one another’s lives, so one day, when I go to some final resting place, if I happen to wake up next to a certain wall with a gate, I hope that Carter’s there to vouch for me and show me the ropes on the other side.
Couldn’t help but begin with this dialog from ‘The Bucket List’, a movie that would put ‘exciting things to do before you die’, in an exact perspective in a matter of 1 hour 37 minutes. Anyway, if you haven’t seen the movie, here are some thrilling things to make the moments of your life magical!
Exciting Activities to Engage In
Swim with the dolphins. Is there a better way of experiencing dolphin love?!
Attend at least one spectacular sporting event in your lifetime. Trust me, the grandiosity is hypnotic!
Learn a foreign language and make sure you can use it well. Je parle francais, et vous?
Become a traveler for a month and live off the land, just for fun.
Watch the sunset from the highest peak in the world. It’s incredible to watch the sunset from a snow-clad mountain with the love of your life!
Kiss the most beautiful girl/boy you’ve always had a crush on!
Photograph endangered species―a great way to record ‘life on earth’ for your great grandchildren.
Volunteer at a foreign NGO for a month. It will humble you to experience the unconditional love of underprivileged people.
See the source of at least one great river in the world. It’s a marvel to see drops culminating into a magnificent source of life.
Make love on an uncharted forest floor, and then take a bath in the closest water pond. Is there a better way of discovering nature?
Run away!!! Not because you want to, but because you can!
Tell your family members what they mean to you and give them a handcrafted token of love.
Send a message in a bottle. It’ll put a smile on someone’s face.
Plant a tree each year on your birthday from now on. Make Earth a better and greener place to live in for our future generations.
Learn to say ‘no’ and mean it. Promises are never meant to be broken, and honesty will always be rewarded.
Write a letter to your favorite movie star conveying how much you love him/her and why. It’s sweet to send letters in a red envelope.
Fall in love. Deeply. Unconditionally. Madly. Truly. Just follow your heart for once. Life has a surprise in store for you!
Write a novel about everything that you are, without missing out on a single detail. Let the secrets out.
Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich. After all, drinking beer made Budweiser (Wiser!).
Be a role model, mentor, and leader for somebody; this is a pure ego trip!
Attend a Vipassana meditation camp once in your lifetime. A spiritual high is one of the things that will never leave you!
Discover the top places you wish to see before you die. Every place has a precious moment in store for you.
Go camping in the wild without a plan as to when you intend to return or what you intend to see.
Spend a night under the stars, gazing at them and wishing that every shooting star makes your wish come true.
Learn how to scuba dive, and volunteer at a reef for a year.
Take a road trip with your friends to places you always wanted to visit.
Quit your job, buy a ticket to a place you always wanted to go to, and do not return (for at least 3 months)!
Share your travel experiences and get your photographs and articles published.
Learn a dance form or an instrument.
Set foot all on the seven continents of the world.
Go skydiving to experience what it literally means to be on top of the world!
Solve a Rubik’s cube!
Attend the Olympic games at least once.
Climb one of the world’s greatest summits.
Drive a car that you have always dreamed of.
Learn to make a dish, and make it your signature dish that everyone will crave for.
Float around in the Dead Sea making a plan for the rest of the day.
The Northern Lights of Alaska or Aurora Borealis is the most spectacular phenomenon in the world. You definitely cannot miss this one on your bucket list.
Create all the craft that you always wanted to create. Get started with what you have, planning too much sometimes spoils things.
Make a movie about a subject that has truly moved you in some way. If movie making is not your thing then write a book.
Gamble at Las Vegas with your lady luck.
Give a secret gift to someone that will make a difference in their life. Of course, they can never find out who gave it to them!
Sponsor an underprivileged child’s education.
Find a reason to be happy every day. Every moment that is spent in being sad, amounts to serious wastage of life.
Learn to juggle. This skill could come in handy in real life too!
Plant a tree with your child, nurture it, and watch it grow.
Jump down head-first with just an elastic cord attached to your feet. Yes, that’s right, go bungee jumping!
Have the greatest spiritual experience in the heart of India by bathing in the Ganges.
Make your own wine, and sit on the patio sipping it slowly a year later.
The finality of death is announced the moment you take your first breath. It is a way of living life to its fullest. I am not too sure about life after death; so, live every moment of your life, like it were the last. You have one life to live and one life to love. Love your life, as there is nothing more exciting than that!