Building A Bucket List

By: Louis Bruno
Monday, December 21, 2020

A bucket list contains a series of items or activities people want to experience before they die. It is a great way to set goals, accomplish new things, and visit interesting places. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we encourage everyone to develop their own bucket lists. These lists are especially helpful for terminally ill patients, helping them get the most out of the final days of their lives. Here are some tips on how to build a bucket list:

1. What Are You Passionate About?

Think about what you are truly passionate about. Do you love singing and dancing? Is art your passion? Are you enraptured by history and architecture? When you find things that move you, place them on the bucket list. For example, some people want to spend the New Year’s at Times Square at least once in their lives. Some watch to see the pyramids of Egypt while others want to paint a picture of them.

2. Focus On Things You Can Accomplish

A bucket list should contain things that are within your reach. Don’t write down dreams or goals that you may not be able to accomplish. For example, don't write things like 'visit Antarctica' on the bucket list if it isn't a realistic goal that you can accomplish. Bucket lists lose their utility if the items on them aren’t feasible.

3. Be Adventurous

Realistic goals are good but you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment and be adventurous. For example, if you want to visit an exotic destination like Machu Pichu but are worried about your physical capabilities, set it as a goal, and train your body for it. Adventurous bucket list items are thrilling and memorable.

If you want to know more about cremation or funeral services, don't hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Home. We'll be happy to answer your questions.

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