Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Milestone w/ Free App & Bucket List Check

            On February 28, 2014 I checked off an important item to me on my bucket list.  I finished reading the entire Bible.  This book is probably the best 50¢ I have probably ever spent.  

             I started out with what I thought was an unusual event with this book.  On the night of March 1 when I decided to start reading, I opened the book and.....
Found something in the book on that date!
Red rose petals!
          I flipped through the rest of the book and found no more. For some reason, finding these rose petals on THE day I opened the book to start reading, compelled me to be determined to finish. 
           I carried this big heavy book on all my travels over the past year, including to my Mother's for weekends.  The only time I didn't take it was on the Route 66 trip.  I managed to read 2 weeks ahead so I wouldn't get behind and discouraged.  
          About a month before I finished, I found a copy of this book (Yearly Plan) on the FREE Bible app called

       This app:
*can be used on a variety of devices
*read online via a browser
*offers several versions
*offers various videos from different Bible movies
    
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     Then on March 2, 2014, I hit the milestone of being retired 1000 days.  "Bonus Days" of my life I call them.  I started an itinerary journal on my first day of retirement.  According to the dictionary, one of the definitions for itinerary is: An account or record of a journey. I feel everyday of retirement is a journey.
      I have a book for each year.  It's small to make it easy to stuff in the suitcase when I need.  I have numbered each day and have messed up the count a few times.  Just to make sure I count correctly, I use a web site where you can plug in dates to determine the number of days between each date. I like to go to http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html. So if you know your special day, plug it in and see how many days it's been.

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3 comments:

  1. I believe things happen for a reason...even though we may never know what it could be. Very interesting journey you are on. I love that you refer to your retirement days are bonus days of your life. Blessings...

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  2. Congratulations on all, reading all the way through the Bible is an awesome and inspiring task, one I enjoyed and grew with a few years back so I can appreciate the meaning of it too. Great that you are keeping journals too, I think every day no matter what your doing or what age you are is truly a bonus day or gift from God. ~Diane

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  3. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

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