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Fall Bucket List Ideas

If you know me, you already know I make lists for most everything.  I am also a big fan of traditions because I find some Zen moments from connecting to the past in healthy ways.  Traditions do that for me.

One particular time of year that I enjoy so much, but realized my family didn’t have much traditions based was the Fall.  Of course there has been the Halloween things, and occasionally painting or gutting a pumpkin here & there, but I couldn’t really recall any hard traditions.  Starting a new family I started to think about how our traditions could be formed, so I came up with a concept to try this year.
I thought about all of the things which say

Fall is here

to me, and wrote them all down.  Once I had them out in the open, I decided it was time to make a list with the ones that really stood out to me and could be easily recreated year after year.

As you can see in this image, these are my Fall bucket list ideas.  Over the years, I sure some of these items will be removed while others are added.  Either way, I bet some will become staple traditions hopefully bringing fond memories.


I’ve included a blank PDF file for you to be able to print off and make your own list.  If you have Photoshop, you should even be able to have advantaged editing options.


Happy Fall to all of you.


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Better Have a Green Thumb w/ Relationships…

The obvious: Relationships are too much like a garden. Beautiful and enchanting to look at, but you must maintain the flowers and prune the weeds, while small, or they will overtake its beauty. You must always be willing to work at it, and treat it with respect, and it will continue to take your breath away.

Not so obvious: Some times you need a few piles of cow crap before blooms start again.


(from my 2009 article at