Things I Won’t Have to Do if The Rapture Comes Tomorrow

I was going to skip writing anything this week since it’s production week and I just can’t find the time or mental capacity to write. But I saw on my Google News that The Rapture is happening tomorrow, so my ego just wouldn’t let the day go by without saying good-bye to some of you (permanently, I guess.)

I’m not really clear on the time that believers are supposed to be called up. I asked my office mates, but they were no help. Our intern said 6, but he wasn’t sure if it was 6 a.m. or p.m. Then there’s the whole problem of time zones. But, really, it’s not worth worrying about, is it?

I haven’t had time to pay attention to who or what made this prediction, but it seems pretty arrogant to me that anyone would presume to know how and when such a thing would take place. Isn’t that God’s job?

Anyway, I decided to take the glass half-full approach as I think about my life if the world ended tomorrow.

Here’s a list of things I won’t have to do:

1. I won’t bother to clean the house tomorrow.
2. I won’t have to do laundry.
3. Forget about making the bed.
4. Dirty dishes? No problem.
5. I don’t think I’ll water the flowers in the pots.
6. My daughter and I were going to have a garage sale, but that’s out.
7. Mayfest? I’ll go if the Rapture is at 6 p.m.
8. I won’t be getting up early.
9. I won’t have to go to the grocery store.
10. Finally, I won’t be filling the gas tank.

Things I will do:
It made me sad to think about this list because I think about all the people I love and all the things that I do that I love. I would miss so much.

And then there are all the things I’ve yet to do. Hmmm. Thinking about the end coming tomorrow has made me have a better appreciation for what I have. And I better quit procrastinating on that list of things I want to do!
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Betty Casey has been editor of TulsaKids for over 20 years – her youngest child was 3-years-old when she started working for the magazine. She and her husband Wes have three young adult children. Betty’s blog ranges from writing about current issues or information of interest to local parents, reflecting on her life without kids at home, and posting a few recipes now and then. (Cooking and running are two or her favorite past-times.) Betty is the author/illustrator of three children’s books, "May Finds Her Way," "That is a Hat" and "The Prince of the Prairie" (The RoadRunner Press). She was named Blogger of the Year in 2014 by The Great Plains Journalism Awards, was a finalist in 2015 and won again in 2016. Most recently, she was named the 2017 News Blogger of the Year. She has also won numerous writing awards from the Parenting Media Association.

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