So, the interwebs and news outlets are buzzing with jokes and semi-serious "what ifs" about the supposed impending rapture today.
I can't resist a good pop culture platform, and I've made my fair share of quips on the topic. I even used it as an excuse to have a second cupcake last night at Kendra's bon voyage dinner. I mean, if there's a chance the world's going to end, why not, right?
And that got me thinking. There's always a chance this day on earth is your last. I mean, not to wax morbid or anything, but bizarre things happen all the time, and none of us really knows for sure.
I'm not advocating eating two cupcakes a day every day, just in case...I do believe in being responsible and aware of consequences. Just ask my kids, they'll tell you I'm totally no fun at all in that respect.
But here's what I am advocating.
Why not live each day of your life with end-of-the-world exuberance, just in case. Why wait until the end of the world to do the things you've been meaning to do, or show people how much you care, or prioritize what really matters most to you?
- Splurge on impractical things sometimes - enjoy two cupcakes, buy yourself something you really want but don't necessarily need, have a crazy adventure...
- Connect with the people you care about, and let them know they're important to you.
- Notice the things you might normally take for granted.
- Treat yourself well.
- Do the stuff you've been putting off.
- Be clear on what matters to you, and live accordingly.
What would you add to this list?