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The Power of a Wishlist

The Power of a Wishlist

I did something fun and fulfilling yesterday. I sat down and made a list of the things I have done in my life, and all the wonderful ones that I would love to do. They were simple moments spent connecting with myself, and I cherish them. Whether or not I get to fulfill all my wishes, it is empowering to know that the possibility exists.

Here is a brief sampling from my list. How about creating your own?


  • Written books
  • Written for magazines
  • Published my own magazine
  • Teetered at… and returned from the edge
  • Fell in love
  • And out of it
  • Formed deep friendships
  • Lost some
  • Gave birth
  • Cruised the Nile, Seine, and Bosporus
  • Dipped a toe in the Pacific at sunset
  • Sailed into an underground river in a dark cave
  • Stood at the edge of a cliff, with nothing between me and the sea
  • Took a lone train trip that went from scary to superlative
  • Lost lots of weight, put lots of it back on
  • Gambled at the casinos, won a little, and lost big (big being a relative term, of course)

To Do:

  • Break out of comfort zone
  • Laugh more
  • Think less
  • Come closer to some people
  • Move away from some people (urgently!)
  • Watch and read 50 classics
  • Listen to more music
  • Learn to bartend :)
  • Master 3 signature dishes
  • Float a message in a bottle
  • Or maybe find one?
  • Do all the good deeds I keep thinking of
  • Own a fruit orchard–in Scotland!
  • Spend a whole month on Ireland’s Antrim Coast
  • Be lost in London, minus cellphone
  • Tour at least 10 countries with unpronounceable names
  • Make someone’s day–every single day!



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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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8:17AM PST on Nov 10, 2012


2:55AM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Thank you :)

8:40PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Whoah that is some wish list!

4:58PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Those are some awesome ideas for a todo list :)

7:59AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

great ideas! Thanks for sharing

9:26AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

What about the near death period which is the most critical .

6:25AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thank you for sharing :)

6:18AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thanks Shubhra for sharing your "Done" and "To do" lists. Kudos for the accomplishments and good wishes to you on achieving the others.

5:32AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Making a list of things to do can help us make order in our mind, in our action. Some of purposes may not come true! Many thinks to do depend only on us! But some come true and if we purpose to do something, we try it and sometimes accomplish it! And we feel so glad we realized our plans!

3:40AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012


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