I’m still thinking about the idea of bucket lists and to-do lists. When I sent out last week’s blog, a family friend sent me the name of John Goddard, and I can’t believe I haven’t heard of him before.
Sky dive, deep dive, kayak, mountain climb, read the Bible cover to cover, compose music… When he was a teenager, Goddard wrote down a list of 127 goals that he wanted to achieve. Today, he’s in his late 80s and has accomplished much of his life’s ambitions. And he even beat cancer.
This guys has done it all, and he did it on purpose.
Check out this old Dateline NBC report on John Goddard, the man who’s taken life by the horns and lived it fiercely.
“To dare is to do, to fear is the fail.” Powerful stuff. I hope this inspires you today to give this life all that you’ve got and never settle for anything less than a great adventure.
A Quote to Live By "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau
Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don't delay. Don't look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and watch God lay the adventure out before you.
People Who Do Good: A Cake that Makes a Difference Our "People Who Do Good" series has been a blast and I've enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a heart for the less fortunate.
When most people hear the word art, they
The Problem with Pain I’ve heard people say, “How do I get over something if it still hurts?” And yes, forgiveness is key, whether it’s aimed towards yourself or someone else. However, it’s not really the main issue. What people really want to know is, “How do I deal with the pain?”
The problem with pain
Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns
We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new generation. She first gained notoriety by an appearance on the Oprah show, and
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