Willowcreek Voice

Willowcreek Voice

Apocalypse Coming!

Top Twelve Things to Do Before the World Ends on April 23...so one man says.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






According to one individual addicted to using numbers to predict the future, the world is going to end on April 23 this year…or is it between May and December (gotta keep it vague,  you know!) Aside from the revelation that this individual needs to stay in school, the Dooms Day prediction does entice and tease us to think about what we would do IF, in fact, the world was going to end. Here are some of the benefits of the End of the World As We Know It: You won’t have to worry about money. However, what if the numerologist is wrong? Naw….in our world, he’s right, and we have a list of things you should do before that meteor hits the earth, or that undetected asteroid slams into the Pacific Ocean:

  1. Confess your love! Choose your words carefully, so as not to be misunderstood. Make it so you can still face this person on Tuesday if the world does not end. Of course, be prepared for someone to express his or her love for you, too. So be gracious.
  2. Visit the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s a whirlwind tour, since those places span the Globe…unless you decide what those wonders are, and they are local. You don’t want to miss Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Amazon rain forest, the cathedrals of Europe, Mt. Everest, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (if you don’t know where it is, don’t go), the Pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge, Easter Island…you get the idea.
  3. Spend time with your family. Apologize, even if you are wrong. Let someone win the game you always win. Help with the dishes. Play with the dog. Eat what is in front of you. Hmmm…sounds like the regular rules of the family.
  4. Related image
  5. Go on a ghost tour. Those are the ones where the driver/guide tells spooky stories while you are in the vehicle – bus, horse and flatbed trailer – or walking, and at some point, says something scary like, “And that’s where they found the body OH MY GOSH! WE JUST RAN OVER IT!!!! and everyone looks over the side of the open-windowed bus to see. Even better, create your own ghost tour. Don’t charge money for it; after all, it’s the end of the world on Monday, and the banks will be annihilated.
  6. Buy an old house and then demolish it. Just the feel of a sledge hammer against Plaster of Paris walls should make you feel better. However, consider how you would rebuild it, just in case the numerologist is wrong.
  7. Fly to Norway, find a peaceful waterfall, set up a hammock, make friends with the animals, and wait to die. However, since Norway is a fictional place for some people, this might be wise – you know it’s real, and the animals are the pure survivalists, and they will protect you. (If they start talking to you, locate your flight ticket – is this real, or is it fantasy?)
  8. Go to LA, visit family, eat popcorn, watch movies, and watch the sunset, all three days.
  9. When all else fails, go shopping. Don’t spend money, though. Just try on clothes and be happy that you finally found items which you like. If Tuesday rolls around like nothing happened, your next shopping trip will be short; your family will be astounded at how quickly you make decisions.
  10. Go to Las Vegas. While you can’t gamble, you can take in one of the Wonders of the World – a city of incredible lights in the middle of a desert. I think it’s called an oasis.
  11. Go to a church and stay inside. It doesn’t matter which one since at least one of them might be right. You would be in the right place at the right time with the right people. This includes mosques and synagogues. Be sure to take your emergency kit with you – and share.

In the end, it is highly unlikely that the world will end. We contend that the point of all of this article is live life as if it might end tomorrow. It means:  Be kind and generous with family. Tell them you love them. Find a peaceful place and treat all – people and animals – with respect. Have fun with your family. Don’t focus on spending money; focus on the joy of being with friends. Go visit beautiful places. And…it’s not about religion…it’s about spending quality time with those you love.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Apocalypse Coming!