Kick the Bucket
by Ben Huberman
What are the top items on your anti-bucket list — those things you never, ever want to do, places you never want to visit, books you never want to read, etc.?
My anti-bucket list is:
Going to Mars.
Leaving food on my plate.
I don’t think I would ever want to go to Mars. Now, who in their right minds would like to go to a dead planet? Certainly not me! I do hope my children have no intentions of going off to Mars, otherwise I will have to take it off my anti-bucket list.
There was a time I wanted to learn Farsi (Persian language). My sewing machine Janome’s instructions book was in Farsi. I wanted to find out what was written. I am still using Janome minus learning Farsi.
The second reason for learning was (which was the main reason), when someone is speaking it, it sounds like music. Many in the households I knew spoke it. To this end I got a book. Much to my chagrin I found out that the author thought it necessary to introduce beginners to insulting words like calling someone donkey, stupid, and so on. 😱
My objective failed, and I gave up.😞
I never leave food on my plate. I always take portions I intend to eat.
How can one waste food is beyond me. It isn’t that I have come from a famine area, or had to face shortage of food. I always feel thankful to God, when I sit down to have my meals. I think of those who go hungry, and are without food. At moments like those I feel immense gratitude to God, and say, “Shukr-Alhumdullilah” (thanks, and all praise to God).