Live Like The World Is Gonna End

The year has come to a close and it’s that time of year where we all do some reflecting on the past 12 months and previous years of life.  For some reason I find myself asking why it is that for the past few years I only take the end of the year for this kind of reflection.   And then I remember that the reason….it’s because I’m way too busy with life and it leaves far too little time for living.

While out on my run this morning I was listening to one of my favorite artist, Ben Rector of 2017.  In his song “Like The World Is Going To End” he paints a pretty good picture of what w say we would do if we thought the world was going to end.  The playful beat and lyrics articulate what we all wish we were doing during our days on this planet…living.

So, as you wrap up 2017 I have promised yourself to live more in 2018, to “live like the world is gonna end”.  After all, we don’t know how much time we have on this earth.  Take the time to love someone, hug someone, call someone up and say you’re sorry, mend a broken fence or just go for a run with your dog.  You only have one life, don’t forget to live it!

“Like The World Is Going To End”

If we found out that the world
was gonna end on Tuesday morning
What would everybody do
It’s funny how the thought of that
can make something real important
And a lot of things pretty worthless too

But I’d be dancin’ like a fool
I’d be laughin’, I’d be cryin’
Callin’ everybody I’d ever hurt and reconcilin’
I’d call everyone I loved
Say what I was scared to say till then
Now that I think about it
Maybe I should always live like the world is gonna end

I’d hit all my favorite restaurants
They’d be open for business
Would not care what people thought, yeah

And I’d speak love to everybody
Who came close enough to listen
And if someone done me wrong
I’d call and tell em’ I forgot

And then I’d be dancin’ like a fool
I’d be laughin’, I’d be cryin’
Callin’ everybody I’d ever hurt and reconcilin’
I’d call everyone I loved
Say what I was scared to say till then
Now that I think about it
Maybe I should always live like the world is gonna end

We spend most our lives
And almost all our time
One what we don’t care about
What we could do without

Every tragedy
Is that we can’t see it
We can’t see until time is running out

‘Cause I’d be dancin’ like a fool
I’d eat ice cream every mornin’
I’d call up everyone I loved
And drive them out to California
And we’d say the things
that we’ve been scared to death to say till then
Now that I think about it
Maybe we should always live like the world is gonna end

Live like the world is gonna end

Live like the world
Live like
Live like
Live like the world is gonna end