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

May 20, 2011 - 04:08 PM

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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Our editor-in-chief, Betty started working for TulsaKids when her youngest child was 3 years old. That daughter will be starting graduate school in the fall. Her son is now 27 and her middle daughter is 24. TulsaKids and her children literally grew up together (and she lived to tell about it)! Betty is an avid runner, cook (loves to eat) and coffee snob. She is an award-winning writer and most recently was honored with a Great Plains Journalism Award as Best Blogger of 2013. Last year, she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, “May Finds Her Way” (2013 The RoadRunner Press). Watch for her every Tuesday on KTUL Channel 8’s Good Morning Oklahoma and Thursdays on KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa.

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