The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, is my favorite movie. It's about two men with terminal lung cancer who meet for the first time at a hospital. They become friends and begin writing a list of things to do before they "kick the bucket." They go on some crazy adventures, from visiting the base of Mt. Everest in Nepal, riding motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, and going skydiving over breathtaking scenery.
When I finished that movie, I thought to myself, isn't that what life is all about? We must enjoy every second of it, because we don't know when our last day will come.
This movie inspired millions of people to write their own bucket list, even if they weren't given some kind of devastating news about their health. The idea was you would write a bucket list of all the things you want to achieve in life, and you'd slowly cross off everything, until one day you could look at that list feeling extremely fulfilled.
A 17-year-old girl from Connecticut had a similar idea. She wrote a bucket list for her high school assignment that had three items on it. The first was to kiss in the rain, the second was to fly to Spain.
She completed the first two items on her list after completing high school, and then came the third...