What would you do if it was your last day on Earth? Now, my own personal thinking is every time I hear someone predicting the end time or this rapture thing I am inclined to dismiss it. A friend had mentioned it earlier this week and the news on TV had mentioned it a few times. And while I did dismiss it, it got me thinking about what I would do if it did happen. I thought what would I do if I knew there was no tomorrow, if I knew that whatever I did today I wouldn’t theoretically need to worry about it tomorrow.
My initial idea was that I would take whatever time there was left and just travel, first class, and go nuts with my credit card. It was Monday, and the rapture had been scheduled for Saturday (my question is Saturday in what time zone). My thoughts rambled as I imagined all the useless junk that I would acquire, then I realized I wouldn’t have much time to enjoy it. I also thought that while I like to travel I would also feel in a rush to go everywhere and inevitably get home. Because when it came down to it I would want to be with my family. I would want my last day to be spent with the people who I love, enjoying their company, being happy with them. We’d do something simple most likely. We’d eat well, watch a movie, chat and laugh. Then a smile came across my face as I realized that’s the life that I lead, that I spend my precious time with my family doing small things and enjoying each others company. I wouldn’t want to know that the end was coming, I’d rather it just came and went. It would be just one more thing to stress out about.
Even though it was born out of an end time prediction I realized that I am happy with my life. It made me that much more grateful for my family and the life that I have been able to lead. I think you should try to live each day as if it were your last. Love your loved ones, treasure what you have, remember your principles and travel when you can. I think if you do these things, you won’t have a life of regret. Each day is an opportunity, another chance for life.
I ask the question again, what would you do on your last day?