We are still here

Posted: 21st December 2012 by Aaron Hagen in Uncategorized
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For quite a while now, all we’ve been hearing about is the Apocalypse.

It was supposed to be today.

And guess what?

We’re still here.

And I don’t think we’re going anywhere.

But it made me think.

If it really was the Apocalypse, and the world was really ending, what would I do?

No offense to those here at the Daily Globe, but I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t be working.

If I knew I had one day left on this Earth, I would spend it with my family. And perhaps a bottle of Captain Morgan. But mostly my family.

I’m guessing many of you would have the same answers. Most of us would want to spend the final moments with those we love the most.

But what if we have more time?

What if we know we have a week? Or a month? Or a year?

If I had a week, I would grow that circle from my family. I would go and spend time with my very best friends. Again, I wouldn’t  be working during those days.

With a month, I would take a trip. I would go and see all the things I haven’t. I would see the grand canyon. I would go to Florida and California because I’ve always wanted to go. I would see mountains and lakes. I would live in the woods and in the fanciest hotels. I would spend a few days in Las Vegas. I would play golf at midnight under the lights because I could — and because I’ve never done it.

If I had a week, I would enjoy every last day.

If it was a year, I would live my life for 11 months and do the same as before.

I am thankful today wasn’t the Apocalypse. But that doesn’t mean I won’t make an effort to enjoy life just a little bit more.