How to Celebrate Like It’s the End of the World

“Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.”  – Edward Gorey

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Some claim that we’re coming to the end of an era tomorrow, and even if we’ve got a couple thousand more years on the planet, what better excuse to celebrate.
Time to inject a little life into your life:

Surrender your fear. Give it up. You’ve been hanging on to it as if it would somehow serve you to keep it close. The time to let go is now.

Break open that bottle “you’ve been saving for a special occasion.” We create our own memorable moments. What’s stopping you from letting your next one be sooner than you imagined?

Share love. Say it, show it, do anything that brings an extra iota of kindness into this world. Maybe start here.

High five 5 people on seemingly meaningless tasks. You changed the water filter? High five. You threw away a piece of garbage you saw laying out? High five for you. It’s the little things folks…

Dance to ridiculous pop music. This year has been full of hits – some addicting, some cringeworthy, but all totally dance-able. Thank ’em for bringing these earworms into the world.

Donate a chunk of change, belongings or your time to a cause you can totally get behind. Even when you think you have nothing to give, you never know who may be astounded by what you have to offer.

Throw caution to the wind. Excuses will pile up and keep you from opening the door if you let them. Reassess what’s been blocking your path, then decide whether or not clinging to old obstacles is worth more to you that getting what you want out of life.

Speak your truths. Your voice is the only one like it in the entire world. To deprive yourself of self-expression means society loses out on your voice. And they will never get a crack at it, ever again. So put words onto your perspective and share your  story.

Create your own calendar. If the Mayans can do it, so can you. Make up your own holidays and highlight the days that lit you up once upon a time. Then celebrate each and every day you get to cross off the year.

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14 thoughts on “How to Celebrate Like It’s the End of the World

  1. Speak your truths…even if it’s not something that will make you popular, even if it’s something that will make you decidedly UNpopular. Especially then, because those are the things everyone’s afraid to talk about…

  2. All very sound advice – I feel like I should give you a high five! And I love the opening Edward Gorey quote – made me laugh out loud. Look forward to reading more posts.

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