I was watching a short video by John Maxwell about creating a "Life List" instead of a Bucket List. Or maybe it was in addition to a Bucket List. Anyway, I thought it was intriguing. Your life list should include things you want to accomplish every day as a person.
Here is mine:
1. Honor God
2. Manage my emotions
3. Be the best mother I can possibly be to my children
4. Do something to help someone else. This could be as simple as smiling at someone you don't know. You never know when someone is feeling down and a random stranger smiling at them could be the difference they need that day.
5. Enjoy life
I think the best thing to do is print this off and treat it like a checklist every day.
What would yours look like? Post it somewhere in your house where you will see it. Maybe the refrigerator, or a bulletin board or a sticky note on your computer. Encourage your children to do the same.
Every day seems to run in to each other and sometimes we just "go through the motions". It's so easy to get caught up in the responsibilities of life that we forget to have a life. Having a life list will remind you that every day counts.