I was looking at my bucket list online this morning and stared at all (122) things I wanted to do in my lifetime. And it felt daunting. Looking at that list, I felt like I had accomplished nothing. Until I remembered I had made a list of things I had already done:
And I realized something. Right now, a big thing being encouraged (you’ve probably noticed this on Pinterest and/or the Blogosphere) is to look ahead at your future, to stop dwelling in the past and make big plans for yourself. This, I think, is great! We shouldn’t dwell in our past mistakes or on people we used to know or things we wish we could say over. We should look to our future and plan to live life to the fullest.
But I can’t be the only one who gets a little overwhelmed doing that.
So, I wanted to pause and just encourage everyone who is feeling discouraged about themselves and what you think you haven’t accomplished, and to make your own bucket list of things you have accomplished! Include small things as well as big things; and don’t think about anybody else when you write it. Your life story is your’s alone and comparing it someone else’s is unfair to yourself. We’ve all accomplished, bought, ridden, watched, experienced, visited and read different and amazing things and we should remember them!
What are things you’ve accomplished so far in your life that you are glad you experienced or owned or loved? Tell me all about it! I’m proud of you already!