Bucket list of a 15 year old

Post written by Suraj Shah.

Alice is a 15 year old with terminal cancer.

On her blog titled Alice’s Bucket List, she writes: “I’ve been fighting cancer for almost 4 years and now I know that the cancer is gaining on me and it doesn’t look like I’m going to win this one πŸ™ I’m hoping to write in here as much as I can and I’m also going to show my bucket list which I’m trying to get done before I have to go. Hopefully, I’ll update as I tick each one.”

Alice has very much faced the fact that she may not be around for much longer. Her deteriorating health has already restricted her doing so much, but that still doesn’t stop her from writing out a list of all things she wants to do before she goes.

Such a brave young woman to recognise where she is at, what is likely to come, and what to do about it. Do take a look at Alice’s Bucket List, and see if there is something there that you could help cross off her list.

Whilst you’re there, consider writing your own list. What’s most important for you in your life? Where do you want to go? Why? Who do you want to meet? Why? What do you want to do? Why? Be sure to get to the why. Don’t miss out on the why. Get to the heart of why you want to do what is on your list. Align yourself with the core reason.

If you like, share some items from your list, and your ‘why’ in the comments below.

(Photo courtesy of Alice Pyne)

4 thoughts on “Bucket list of a 15 year old”

  1. Thanks for sharing this moving and inspiring story, Suraj. It’s definitely very thought-provoking.

    I like to think that if you live a life filled with love and compassion and passion, you don’t need a bucket list — you’re living your purpose every moment, and that’s a life worth living no matter how long it is.

    1. Leo – thank you for sharing about living a life filled with your values. When I read your post at http://zenhabits.net/control, I too questioned about the need to have a ‘to-do list’ of goals and plans for life.

      By living according to your values, when it comes to the end of life, there are certainly no regrets about things left undone.

  2. Wow!
    Alice comes across as so graceful, accepting and mature about her illness and what it means.
    So inspiring to see. Maybe that’s something that many of us can learn from πŸ™‚

  3. Hey I did something about this bit ‘Do take a look at Alice’s Bucket List, and see if there is something there that you could help cross off her list.’ So in the hope of helping Alice get some bit ticked off I tweeted this “@ATGuestServices Alice is 15 yrs old & terminally ill. Her wish is to stay in the choc room before she dies. Can U help? alicepyne.blogspot.com” & “Do you know anyone who has lots of contacts in the music world? Anyone who can get a message to Take that? Alice is 15 yrs old & she is terminally ill & her wish is to meet them before she dies. Can U help? http://t.co/QbhVdZt

    Also emailed UKPressOffice@kraftfoods.com with ” Alice is 15 yrs old & terminally ill. Her wish is to stay go to Cadbury World and eat lots of chocolate before she dies. Can U help? http://t.co/QbhVdZt
    & also a friend of mine who is a professional masseur : )

    Fingers crossed : )

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