Friday, February 15, 2008

The Bucket List

Yesterday afternoon I did something out of character for me. I laid down my work and took my wife to a movie for Valentines Day. Nothing major for most people, yet it made a positive impression on my bride.

We saw The Bucket List which we thought was very good. There were some things we wished were not in the movie, yet they did get a good part of it right, even a discussion about faith.

But what stands out to me is what Connie said to me on the way home. She said, "Thanks for the date! It's not the movie that matters, it's that you gave up your time to be with me. Thank you."

Wow. That made me realize that I have not been treating her as the most important person on this earth to me. I have let my task list get in the way far too often.

I have just created my own bucket list. At the top is "Spend time with those who are most important to me and make that a priority." I probably will not always succeed at this, yet I am going to truly work on it. Perhaps I won't wait until next Valentines Day to kidnap my wife on a workday!


Rick said...

Nicely done my friend. Got a little date with Tammy and the girls myself tonight as their Valentine's Day present. You can read about it on my blog later.

Wives, not just kids, often spell love t.i.m.e. as well. Good call on the movie date. Tell Connie we love her too! ;-)

Jim Lange said...

Hey, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn from time to time. Every once in a great while I do something OK.

I hope you all have an awesome time tonight!

Rick said...

Heh. That's one of my favorite sayings... the squirrel that is.