Happy Sunday Funday to you all! I hope you had an absolutely fantabulous weekend…
…as it is the last weekend you, me and the rest of the world will ever, ever have.
So what is all the hubub all about? According to “experts”, the people of this ancient civilization were very smart–they had knowledge and wisdom beyond their time. The Mayan calendar is actually based on advanced astronomical knowledge – the ancient Mayans studied the stars and were extremely proficient mathematicians. They constructed the calendar based off of this knowledge; it was made up of 394 year periods with a total of 13 cycles included. The significance of December 21st, 2012 is that it marks the end of the thirteenth cycle, or, as some believe, the end of the world. How this “end” will occur they did not know for certain, but many believe that it would involve asteroids, crazy weather/climate changes and of course Hostess filling for bankruptcy, leading them to sell off all their assets including my beloved Twinkie, which was said to survive a nuclear holocaust (and confirmed by an early Y2K Family Guy episode).
Hostess DID file for bankruptcy.
So, Twinkies, which were supposed to survive a nuclear holocaust, die 3 weeks before the end of the world?! Well played, Mayans. Well played.
I don’t believe a wink of this silly prediction. In fact, news reports claimed today that archeologists have found a new Mayan calendar that refute the world’s end in 5 days, saying now that the world will actually exist for 7,000 more years. You what that means, don’t you? Cubs fans will now be witness to 7,104 years without a World Series win.
No, I don’t believe the world will end on December 21st (how can it?! I haven’t yet invented a cure for folding fitted sheets and Zoolander 2 hasn’t come out yet) but it did get me to think a little bit…
How would I want to spend the last five days of my existence? Would I do anything differently?
Well, hypothetically speaking of course, there are maybe a few things that I would like to do.
For example, I would eat ice cream for breakfast (and lunch and maybe dinner); sprinkles, whipped cream, hot fudge, cookie dough and a cherry on top…the whole nine yards. Trying to knock off a whole bucket list in a mere 5 days would be a bit difficult to do, but you can bet your Christmas tree that I would do everything I could to do so: skydive, visit Italy, throw out the first pitch at a Brewer’s game, learn how to finally do the Gangnam Style dance (the words included), publish my book, kiss on the Eiffel Tower and be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune (to name a few). Easy, right? I would also spend every moment I could with my closest friends, family, and dog. I would quit my job, sell the belongings and material things I don’t need and give the money to people who are not as fortunate as me, re-re-re-re-reread my favorite book (s), and finally tell that one special guy how I feel about him.
There are really a lot of things that I want to do, so much of my life that I haven’t yet lived. You know what, just because the Mayans may have goofed on their prediction of the end of the world doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t try to do these things anyway, right? As the horrible events of last week in Connecticut have shown, there is only one person, the big guy upstairs (no, not Santa, the other big guy) who knows what tomorrow will bring. Why should we hold on to these dreams, these goals, experiences and bucket list items? Why not, and go with me on this, why not start right now truly living our everydays and nights as if the world were to really end? Make the most of what we have, when we have it.
If that means quitting your job to do something you love instead, extending a helping hand to someone who needs it, spending more time with your family and friends and eating ice cream for breakfast? Well, I say GO FOR IT!
Woofta! Good thing the world isn’t ending, huh?
Have a great rest of your night everybody!
Start living. Don’t wait. Do it now!
Question of the day:
What do you think of the Mayan’s prediction?
What would you do if the world really were to end in five days?