I watched a great Ted talk last night by a truly inspirational woman, Candy Chang and it really stirred me on an emotional level. Chang started an art project where the public were invited to complete;
Before I die I want to . . . . . . . . . . .
And the public responded, by taking up a piece of chalk and sharing with the world things that they wanted to do before they die. For myself, my first thoughts were.
Before I die I want to see The Northern Lights.
This is definitely on my Bucket List, but I got to thinking, what can I do today? I am a great believer in making each day count, as life is both wonderful and fragile. I realized last night, that I couldn’t up and leave today and see The Northern Lights as I had to go to work and my bank manager might not like it, but I could make cheesecake. My partner loves cheesecake and over one year ago I said I would make him a homemade cheesecake. The cake tin (that I bought one year ago) is in my kitchen cupboard – never used. It is not as exciting as The Northern Lights, but I realized this was something I could do today, something I promised my partner and something small, that would make him happy. So
Before I die I want to see The Northern Lights …. and I want to make my partner cheesecake.
It seems small, but I think it is the small things that we mean to do everyday that can make the difference.
What would you do?
Before I die, I want to . . . . . . . . .