So my friend Mike Haynes finally got to see the Northern Lights. It was on his and wife Kathy’s bucket list.
They had tried before—in 2015 from Iceland and again in 2019 off the coast of Norway. Yet, though they went to likely places at likely times, the phenomenon known as Aurora Borealis wasn’t cooperating. Then, this year, because the pandemic made international travel more risky, they flew to Fairbanks, Alaska.
And, late one night outside a little ski patrol cabin outside of town, Voila! The northern sky lit up with curtains of green and (atypically) a dash of red. Mike says their eyes filled with tears at the sight of the Creator’s masterpiece.
I thought about the Haynes’ experience this week.
Because I was thinking of bucket lists.
And bucket lists show our dreams.
Dreaming is the first step in dreams-come-true. Especially if you are persistent.
Just ask Mike and Kathy Haynes.
*In a couple of weeks, Shug and I will do a podcast on bucket lists, and I would like to hear from you first. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what are some things on it?
Here is Mike Haynes’ column from the Globe-News.