Sunday, August 22, 2010

A list.

I have a list. I want to share it with you.

Before I turn 100, I want to live in another country for at least a year doing nothing but serving the Lord with all that I have. I don't care if it's on the other side of the globe or right on the border of America- I just want to pour out the Word on another place that needs it desperately. I want to stop my life, give up my comfort and give every piece of me for an entire year to further the gospel in another place.

Before I turn 90, I want to have a house in the country with a tin roof and a big wrap-around porch. I want to be able to sit in a rocking chair in a sundress with a breeze blowing in my hair and the sun shining on my face. I want to sit and laugh for hours and hours without any worries or problems that need to be addressed. I just want to relax and be.

Before I turn 80, I want to drive across the country in a big RV with someone I love. I want to stop at every single cheesy attraction and meet farmers, executives, actors, models, dancers, singers.. just real people. I want to hear their stories.

Before I turn 70, I want to open my own boutique. I want to have a cute little house tucked away on a road somewhere in South Carolina. I want it to be full of pink, green and pretty things. I want to make people smile by finding them a perfect dress or pretty top. I just do.

Before I turn 60, I want to be able to drop everything for a month and just go to the beach. I don't need fancy restaurants or shopping sprees in departments stores and boutiques- just a beach chair, a book and a breeze.

Before I turn 50, I want to meet someone who completes me. And that's that.

Before I turn 40, I want to take a trip to the Holy Land. I want to sit, eat, pray, laugh and walk on the ground Christ lived on. I want to see the places he saw. Feel the breeze he felt.

Before I turn 30, I want to take an extended trip to Paris. I want to sit in a little Cafe for hours on end just soaking up the culture around me. I want to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower and look over a town of romance, mystery and excitement. I want to go to little boutiques and walk through the streets of a town rich in fashion and history. I want to walk the streets that Coco Chanel danced down in her creations.

Before I turn twenty, I want to make a huge difference for the Lord. I want to take His name and run with it. I want to see His smile on the faces of people around me and feel his warmth in the hugs of those I see everyday. I want to see changed hearts, lives and standards. I want to see Him in a whole new way.

And.. before I turn 19, I want to grow. I want to take the Word and soak it in- only for it to be poured back out. I want to laugh, cry, sing, dance and feel. A lot.

I really, really hope you have a list.

1 comment:

Carolina Pearl said...

Lauren, I love your list. It is unique. I also just started college and one of my good friends just move to Flo-town this summer. She attends GSU because she lived in Georgia prior to moving back to SC. I am in NC.

I think I am going to make a list like yours. Don't know if I will share it, but I think I am going to do it. I really enjoy your blog, in fact I have an award for you, so please stop by when you have a chance!