I very rarely reblog a post, but I love this Checklist by Xan. It’s very short so unfortunately it is all viewable here. Please go to Xan’s post to make comments as well as here so the author knows you appreciated it, too.


Pet the cat
Feel the sunshine on your face
Stop and smell the flowers
But move with your brothers and sisters
Toward justice
Welcome new souls
And celebrate lost ones
Be troubled when you’re young
and troublesome in your age
and make good trouble all your life
Fill up your hungry belly
And someone else’s too
Love your neighbor as yourself
Honor your gods
However you see them
Raise your children
To love life
And mourn death
And make good trouble
In a new day

NaPoWriMo Day 7, prompt: a list

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

14 thoughts on “Checklist

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    A very fine list! Hey, finally remembered to actually BUY your book. It’s been on my list for a while, but my memory is very senior, pretty much all the time. I do not have senior moments. I have senior days.


            1. Marilyn Armstrong

              I really can’t. I think in this I am NOT alone. Forgotten Man agrees with me too. It’s a thing. I can’t mark up a real book. Can’t do it. Sorry about that! Maybe I can make copies of the pictures and color THEM.

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            2. lifelessons Post author

              Ha.. that’s okay, Marilyn. The woman I dedicated it to felt the same way and she is crazy about coloring books. That’s why I did this one for the fun of dedicating it to her as a surprise. I ended up sending her another one so she could color in one and leave the other one pristine.


            3. okcForgottenMan

              Marilyn, I’m exactly the same! I felt it was necessary to test color Old Dames when Judy sent me the proof to check. HATED doing that!! The production copy I got will remain pristine.


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