One week

14 Dec

Seven days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes. Some weeks feel agonizingly long (the protracted work days before Christmas holidays). Others feel much too short (the fleeting days of a summer vacation). But week after week, we’re given the same amount of time to use (or misuse) as we see fit.

One Week

Word on the (Mayan) street is that the world will end on December 21, 2012. That’s one week from today. Since we just recently survived one end-of-days prediction last year, I can’t say that I’m overly concerned about this one. (It’s reassuring that the scientists at NASA aren’t worried either).

Still, the idea of life on earth as we collectively know it having a set expiration date makes you think… What would you do with the next seven days if you knew they would be your last?

Here are some excellent suggestions from one of my favourite time-sucking websites, Thought Catalog:


Let’s be honest, we should all be doing #1 as often as possible. And #13. And #17 (Charlotte Diamond had it right, friends). And you won’t be sorry if you fit #22 in on a regular basis.

But why wait until you’re threatened with an end-of-days scenario to do these kinds of things? Life is short. Here are some ways to make the most of every day, impending apocalypse or no:


There are lot of solid ideas here, particularly #5, #8, #9, #13, and #23 through #25. If not now, when?


Personally, I’m looking forward to next Friday because it is the winter solstice; the shortest day of the year. One week from now, the days will start to get longer, minute by minute. It can only get lighter and brighter, and that is something to celebrate.

Winter Sunset



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