Bucket list off of a shopping bag

Ok fine, I’ll admit it. That title was indeed meant as clickbait to get you intrigued! But this blog post is indeed about a bucket list that I got off of a shopping bag. I had to look it up where it came from, it’s the Natura store, a Spanish chain with stores in Spain and Portugal. I haven’t been to Spain in a while, so I think it must be either from the time I went to Porto or when I went to Lisbon before that. Though I have no clue what I bought. But I loved the bag so much that I’ve been keeping it for years! While redecorating, I hung it up on the wall in my office space. It reminds me that other things are important besides working. That it’s important to have fun also.

happiness bucket list

Remember to:

  • Watch the sun rise and set on the same day
  • Give flowers
  • Laugh at yourself
  • Run as far with your legs as with your mind
  • Lose your inhibitions inside and outside of the shower
  • Visit each of the seven continents
  • Learn another language and teach your own abroad
  • Forgive, like the brave has always forgiven
  • Experiment with weightlessness
  • Not want to retire
  • Run a race against time
  • Confess to something big
  • Sleep a lot and keep on having dreams
  • Gate-crash a party and make it last forever
  • Shout “the next round’s on me!” in a bar, and then keep your promise
  • Make love somewhere you normally wouldn’t
  • Run naked in the rain
  • Live without the Internet for 24 hours, and not just because you have no signal
  • Conquer your fears
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Not buy a return ticket
  • To have more plans than memories
  • Know which came first, the chicken or the egg
  • Reach the top in all your plans
  • Love a lot and well

Some of these I haven’t done, and will never do. Like running in the rain or not buying a return ticket? No thanks! And some I always try to do like sleeping a lot and laughing at myself. I also speak 3 languages and am currently learning a fourth, so that one is being done as well. Oh, and I’m always late, so I’m constantly running races against time. Though I don’t think that’s how they mean it… Haha! Also, 24 hours without the internet? I’d have to put my phone away, and I can’t live without my phone for that long!

For me, there are just a few missing though:

  • Spent an entire day in bed reading
  • Reread your favourite book
  • Read a book you think you’ll hate
  • Try to convince your friends to read your favourite book
  • Ask a stranger for a book recommendation
  • Read a book to a child
  • #buyastrangerabook

What are some things on your bucket list? What makes you happy? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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