meekachan's "1001 things to do before I die"
The following are things I want to do before I die. Some are new dreams, some are old dreams (New York, the Grand Canyon and other traveling for sure…). Hopefully, I will be able to check off every last one.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive
and then go do that.
- Harold Thurman Whitman
“A musician must make his music, an artist
must paint, a poet must write if he is to ultimately
be at peace with himself.”
- Abraham Maslow
“You will never ‘find’ time for anything.
If you want time, you must make it.”
- Charles Buxton
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
- Mother Teresa
“What are you prepared to give up in your material
life to try to make your dream come true?”
- Gail Sheehy
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest
fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not
our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who
am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually,
who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small
does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about
shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We
were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s
not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own
light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to
do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others.”
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the
soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above
the narrow confines of individualistic concern to the broader
concerns of all humanity.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.