…for me, a real bucket list needs contain only one item…

…many of yeez lovely people are aware that my youngest sister succumbed to cancer a couple of days ago… she is not the first person ever to pass that way, nor will she be the last… during the course of our lives, very few of us will be untouched by some sadness or other… that is the way of things… I have no wish to belittle the suffering and anxiety that affects not only the patient especially, but the immediate family and friends on such occasions, but I truly believe these can be used as positive triggers… for a start, for those of us remaining to be grateful for whatever we do have… and I don’t mean tangible stuff like bling, property, and the trappings of wealth… look to yer friendships, the close buddies, those who are there for each of yeez regardless of time and circumstance… the real support infantry at work, at home, and on the SOSYAL NETWURKS… yes, even here on the Web… kindness abounds everywhere… over thirty years ago, this ol’ Jurassic was given a second chance at life, the reasons for which are irrelevant to this blog piece, but from that experience I learned that for me (and I can only speak for myself, of course) there are  only two kinds of day… good days, and better days… if I wake up in the morning and my a*se is falling off, but I’m still breathing, that’s already a good day… the chances of it getting better is my choice…


…for me, a real bucket list needs contain only one item... be positive… every day, every hour, every minute… not the ‘cheery, pain-in-the-butt, wish-he-would-shut-up’ enthusiast… but internally first, and let it show quietly in yer demeanour… they tell me yeez only keep sum’thing by giving it away, and I don’t mean money… it’s worth a wee try… thank you for you… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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38 responses to “…for me, a real bucket list needs contain only one item…

  1. Seumas, you are so right. Our lives are what we make them. We should be grateful every day for the wonderful gift of life given us and it’s then up to us to put the shine on that gift. Thank you for this very accurate life observation. xxx

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  2. I too lost my mother to cancer. I learned of it on a Friday and cried all weekend.
    She’d had a tough life. All the bad is over and now she lives in peace enveloped in God’s love.
    I miss her, but like you, I’m thankful for her love and our life together.
    Blessings to you, Seumas.

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  3. Rosa Ave Fénix

    My dear Seumas I AGREE with all your words… I think I told you my only daughter died from cancer,- in the bones doctors say the most painful- I don’t have relatives… none… so for me my bucket list is to live everyday the best possible, going out with my friends… and spend some hours with my computer doing little things and be in contact with my friends like you!!!!!
    SO.. I LUV YEZZ!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Dear Seumas, Both husband and I have been ‘visited’ by cancer..and lost friends because of it. We have been married for ‘yonks’ and we appreciate every moment spent together; every breath our sons, ds-i-l, family and friends take. Every sunrise, bird, flower, sunset,and all the other delights which life itself give. Oh, and chocolate… Thinking of you (I lost a younger,lovely, brother too) Love x

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  5. Having been there, t-shirt and all, I can only agree with you, Seamus. Life has a nasty habit of reminding us just how short a time we all have…

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  6. So sorry to hear about your sister Seumas – but keep up with the mindset you describe in the post and know that you have MANY friends who care about you (including yours truly) 🙂

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  7. Oh, how I wish your message could reach tens of thousands instead of the thousands of probably like-minded individuals who enjoy your writing and your words of wisdom. Seumas, you DO exude positivism in each of your posts. You encourage so many of us in our blogging and our writing, and thus, in our self-confidence and goals. No, bling doesn’t matter, selling millions (much less a few hundreds, ha ha) of our books doesn’t matter. Reaching out, touching each other with our words, spreading kindness, becoming, as you write so eloquently “support infantry” for each other – ahhh, what a lifetime gift.
    I’ve thought of you much and send you warm virtual hugs as you grieve the loss of your sister. But, I think you know, she’s not ‘lost’ – she’s around you everywhere.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your sister, Seumas. You’re right, of course. Not always easy and sometimes we need a reminder, we need to stop and take a breath. Thanks for being there and we’re also here.

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  9. What a timely and lovely message. Thanks so much for taking time from your grief to share it.

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  10. Hugs. Having met you, I must say you are a whole ‘bucket’ load of fun!

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  11. Reblogged this on Wild and Woolly Wordsmithing and commented:
    Seumas says it better than I could. Every day breathing is an awesome day. Thanks for reminding us how important the simplest things are to a life well lived, Sir!

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  12. Life is precious. So I try to be grateful for everything I can. I believe in positive thinking and doing. I may not have a lot but I have what I need. As you know I lost my mother the end of May. She enjoyed life to the last and so will I. ❤

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  13. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Seumas. I agree with everything you’ve said. I’ve always tried to stay close to those I love and I’ve never been sorry. Love to you and yours. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  14. Life is a wonderful gift, every day is precious. So very sorry to hear about your sister Seumas. Love to you and your family. x

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  15. Aye, ass-falling-off days can only get better!

    Bon Voyage Seumus’s Sister.

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  16. Each day is the Great Adventure – remember to show up ready to play.
    A nod and a smile in honor of your sis, who probably enjoyed every minute with her big brother.

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  17. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    This blog post, written by our friend, Seumas Gallacher, tells us, what his bucket list contains – and I found it so emotionally touching, I would love to share it with as many people as possible. This is one reason we love Seumas! Thank you for these powerful words!

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