Completing ones Bucket List most often is accompanied by sacrifice. We must be cognizant however, that what is a sacrifice for one person may just be "business as usual" for someone else. What one person may conclude as abysmally failing the quest, another may be able to move forward, leaving that item to evolve into something else or perhaps to fade in the memory all together.
I have to ask myself about my sacrifices for the items on the list. If I have made sacrifices, no one would recognize them. For most of us our Bucket List is usually a very private list, a protection against failure. More common is a bucket list that has been produced without prayer or deep enough contemplation. When I looked this week at my list I was unable to decide if I had made adequate sacrifices or not enough serious introspection before adding some things to the list.
My sister has been ill recently and she confided that she has nothing to regret or change about her life. For me,. there are many things I would do differently. I am not sure if those things should include regret or not. One point that I am unwavering about is the fact that my Lord is always present, always compensating for my stupidity, always loving me even when I am wrong. I am reminded of the scripture: And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8.