I'd been planning to post the 'Top 5 List of things wrong with the world' list, but instead.... I present:
Things to Do Before I Die
#1 Climb a mountain.
#2 Create something that inspires a large number of people.
#3 Live for a significant time in a country foriegn to me and my typical ideals.
#4 Save someone's life.
Make a significant differance in the lives of an impoverished community.
#6 Write a screenplay.
#7 Get married.
#8 Run a major adventure race.
#9 Read the entire Bible.
#10 Spend a significant amount of days wandering in a desert. (40, if that's possible)
Help a community recover from a natural disaster.
#12 Raise a dog from a puppy, and keep him till he dies.
#13 Spend some time living and working on a ship.
#14 Cross one of those long wooden rope bridges over a canyon or deep valley.
#15 Backpack through Tibet or Thailand, or some such country.
#16 Play guitar in a band, even if an unsuccessful one.
#17 Write a letter to someone I love from another country.
#18 Raise children who think for themselves, utilize their lifetimes, and respect God and other people.
Help someone, or a family, get their feet back on the ground.
Take a long road trip with a good friend.
To be continued...
Seem far-fetched? Though I wish I could say it wasn't inspired by 3am Oprah reruns, having the list makes you feel empowered, and even obligated to see it through.