To Do

332. Write a personal note in every Christmas card

I no longer include the sending of Christmas cards in my pared-down Christmas celebration.

324. Add a codicil to my will to tell people why I love them

Updated March 21, 2010 Did you know you could do such a thing? I think it’s a wonderful thing to leave behind to my beloved friends and family after I’m gone. Of course, first I have to create a will. I’ll do it! I promise.

316. Organize a potluck supper

Updated January 2010 Okay, seriously, how can this not have been done? And what’s more fun than a potluck supper? You never know what you’re going to get and so often friends surprise you with their wonderful signature dishes. And there’s always way too much food, so everyone gets to take home leftovers. It’s a […]

315. Wine and dine someone who deserves it

Updated January 10, 2010 I can’t really say for sure that I haven’t completed this one – I’ve wined and dined people, and why on earth would I have done so if they didn’t deserve it? But I can’t recall a time that I purposefully took someone out for a night on the town as […]

311. Write an anonymous letter to someone

Updated September 18, 2009 I added this item to my to do list so long ago that I don’t remember what my intent was. Did I want to write an anonymous letter to someone praising them? Did I intend to scold a loud neighbor anonymously? Did I want to be a secret admirer and confess […]

276. Write something to be read at my funeral

Updated September 27, 2009 It will be my last chance to share my thoughts with my friends and family. I don’t have any terribly secrets or hidden crushes to reveal. I just want to express my love give them some comfort and remind them to appreciate every single day on this earth. Even the bad […]

274. Carry someone else’s burden

Completed ?. I think I can safely say that this one was completed, though it’s certainly not something I’d walk away from and never do again. I think we forget that we’re all carrying a burden. One of my most favorite episodes of the tragically cancelled “Joan of Arcadia” was the one where God insisted […]

256. Smile at someone on the bus

Riding public transportation is often solitary and lonely. It can be nice when someone friendly and kind breaks that monotony.

252. Get dressed up and have brandy at a piano bar

Updated November 6, 2009 There’s just something fun and appealing about getting dressed up for no particular reason and heading out on the town to a posh spot like a piano bar to have some brandy as though you lived that high on the hog every day of the year. Yes, this is me in […]

239. Learn how to sing “Happy Birthday” in 3 languages

A kind gesture, to acknowledge someone’s birthday in their native language.

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