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Let’s be clear. The world isn’t ending on December 21, despite what you’ve read or heard. At least, I’m pretty sure it’s not.

That said, what if it were?

All the Mayan calendar hoopla got me thinking how differently I would spend 2012 if I knew it was my final year on earth. What would I do? How would I change?

The first thing that came to me was this:

Stop wasting time.

I feel like so many precious moments of my life are lost reading updates on Facebook, watching the same three seasons of Arrested Development on Netflix and worrying about things that haven’t happened yet. It’s a waste of not only my mind but also of my emotions.

If time suddenly became of the essence, I think I would treat it more carefully. I would show more love and attention to the special people in my life. Perhaps I’d finish that novel or go back to school.

How about you? What would you do if 2012 was your last year on earth? How would you spend your time?

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