Tomorrow is the first day of February, which tends to be a hard month for folks here in the northern midwest . The Christmas lights are down, spring is still out of reach, and it’s still dark and cold by 5PM everyday. Enough said.
Ready for a jump start?
Thanks to our dear friend Lindsey over at the Enjoy the Journey blog, Jason and I were inspired to take her recommendation and go see The Bucket List last Sunday. With the two lead roles being Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, we knew we were in for a treat.
I’m with Lindsey, this was one of the very best movies I’ve ever seen! If it’s not an “Escape Adulthood Movie” I don’t know what is. The premise is two oncology patients end up in the same room, with the same news… only a few months left to live. They decide to make a “bucket list,” a list of things to do before they kick the bucket.
When these two friends finally decide to give themselves permission to tackle their list together, they discover a freedom that reminded me of a child during summer vacation. The possibilities were endless. The scenes of them accomplishing some of their life dreams were so childlike and fun- like Freeman racing his dream car on the track, and Nicholson leaping enthusiastically out of the plane. It was invigorating.
It really put things in perspective. I don’t want to ruin all of the good parts for you. Just check out the trailer and set a date with yourself to see this movie.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OltHNarHA9A
And while you’re at it, start your own bucket list today. Don’t wait for permission from a guy in a white coat with “bad news” to live the life you’ve always dreamed.