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 Frank Sinatra popularized the song, "My Way", some years ago.  One of the verses went like this:  "Regrets, I’ve had a few / But then again, too few to mention / I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption / I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway / And more, much more than this, I did it my way."

The lyrics were written by Paul Anka, and many singers recorded the song, including Elvis, Tom Jones, Andy Williams and Anka himself.

My question, as I ponder that old song, is whether these lyrics reflect how any of us feel about our lives.  These days, everyone has heard of the bucket list.  what might be on yours?

Without climbing Mt. Everest, or running with the bulls in Dinwiddie, or going to cooking school with Martha Stewart, what might be the ten most important things in life for all of us to put in our buckets?  A recent study came up with the following:

  1.  Love

  2. Respect

  3. Appreciation

  4. Happiness

  5. Forgiveness

  6. Honesty

  7. Sharing

  8. Integrity

  9. Compassion

10.  Peace

What would be on your list? To what extent do you possess or enjoy the things you think are important in life? What obstacles keep you from enjoying these things? How does your faith inform what you believe is important in your life? How does your faith help you to be blessed by the important things in your life?Some questions to ponder on the way to Sunday.