A Desiderata of Happiness (Some Life Goals)

I consider myself a list maker, I'm a bit obsessed actually and while I may not ever accomplish most things on said list(s) the process is very cathartic and helps me to make order of the chaos. One list I love to make is to take sage wisdom or advice from people I admire and try and work it into a goal - sort of a bucket list, but a bit more meaningful, kind of like my own (less morally ambitious) "Desiderata" in action.

I get very inspired by quotes or others life lessons, but sometimes it is hard to weave them into my life, so I decided a while back that this was a good way to try. I read that if you write a goal down you are 46% more likely to achieve and if you tell a friend you are 76% more likely - so here I will accomplish both. Allow me to share some of mine (lofty or otherwise):


"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines who you will be when you can't help it." (Oscar Wilde)
- Read all books that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
- Read all books/poems that won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
- Complete the perfect home library


"In serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity" (UNICEF)
- Create an app/piece of technology that helps a child
- Sponsor a child
- Help teach a child to read


"The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness." (Victor Hugo)
- Make a least one person's life better per year


"By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others." (Satsuki Shibuya)
- Have a greenhouse and grow rare plants
- Plant a "self sufficient" garden


"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." (Nelson Mandela)
- Master bread making
- Learn to make cheese
- Start Beekeeping
- Learn to brew beer
- Become a Master Gardener
- Learn to play the Ukelele
- Solar Power something


"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I'm not going to be silent". (Madeleine Albright)
Publish Writing
Huffington Post
Hello Giggles
- Write a book of some sort


"Once a year go someplace you have never been before." (Dalai Lama)
(To Complete)
- Hike the Camino de Santiago
- Visit the tea estates in India
- Visit the Galapagos

North America (x)
(Complete)
Ohio
California
Nevada
North Carolina
South Carolina
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Tennessee
Florida
Indiana
Illinois
Michigan
Minnesota
Colorado
Wisconsin
New York
Pennsylvania
Texas
New Mexico
Georgia
Kentucky
New Jersey
Washington DC
Missouri

South America (x)
Uruguay
Argentina
Mexico
Chile

Europe (x)
England
Scotland
Germany

Asia (x)
China
Thailand (2013)
Nepal

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