The Romantic Bucket List
By Julie Butcher
I’m not the person who normally thinks that everyone deserves the same things in life. After all, some of you work harder and longer and maybe after you do, there will be rainbows and puppies and butterflies. But, every single person on this earth deserves to love and to be loved in return. Every. Single. One.
There isn’t a limit on color or gender or any other darn thing people argue about. Each person on this planet should experience the magic and wonder of love. If there is a single reason that we’re put on this earth it is to love one another.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV) This is love.
Romance, however, is a whole different ball game
There’s a reason that a gerjillion romance novels are sold each year. We all have experienced love in one form or another—from partners or parents or our children—but romance is as fleeting as a firefly in summer. I’ve had some amazingly romantic moments. Once a boy took his father’s guitar and his mother’s emerald ring and knocked on every door on my street to find me to serenade and propose. Of course I was five so I didn’t appreciate it as much as I should.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we all could use a little more romance. So I give you (with the help of my lovely Facebook and Twitter friends) The Romantic Bucket List.