Who would have thought that a simple, innocent-looking bucket could be associated with death? Well, not that my bucket list literally translates into my death list! My bucket list would then be, more appropriately, a list of things that I would like to accomplish before I kick the bucket. Funny phrase. Since when did someone die as a result of kicking a bucket?
I actually Googled this up and found that the link between buckets and death was made by at least 1785, when the phrase was defined in Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: “To kick the bucket, to die.”
One theory as to why, albeit with little evidence to support it, is that the phrase originates from the notion that people hanged themselves by standing on a bucket with a noose around their neck and then kicking the bucket away.
Why such a fuss over a bucket list? Well, that’s because my lovely sister, Umm Travis, has tagged me into this game. Here’s the rule:
“Simply state any number of goals you want to achieve in the next 8-10 years. Let them be small goals, big goals, silly goals. It is always nice to think about a bucket list, write it down, and share it. But most importantly, tag others to do the same when you are done.”
Okay, now back to my bucket list. I have, Alhumdulillah, covered most of the items on my bucket list, which I had mentally prepared several years ago. Henceforth, my list would include:
1. Perform hajj
2. Have and raise well-mannered and God-fearing children.
3. See all the seven wonders of the world with my husband.
4. Take my parents abroad with my own money.
5. Own a home with a beautiful garden.
The list is actually quite long, but I’d rather stop here least I bore you all. Also, this tag is open to all my delightful readers. Just link back and let me know that you’ve posted your bucket list, so I remember to stop by and take a look.
And now, for the award.
See that cool award? Oh yes, I just received that! When I started blogging, I had never thought that people would actually spend time reading what I am posting, let alone think my blog is cool. So this award really means a lot to me. Thank you so much, Umm Travis for this beautiful award.
I would love to pass on this Butterfly Award to the coolest blogs that I read regularly. Honestly, all the blogs that are listed in my Friends page are equally cool for me, that’s why they’re there in the first place. So guys, this award is for you! Feel free to paste this cool award in your blog and pass the coolness around!