THESE DATES GREATLY AMUSE ME for some reason.
I have one friend in the UK that is completely fascinated by them, posting on Facebook their arrival (though, this time, I was the one that posted the part about the association of time) whenever they pop up. And she has plenty of friends (including me) that inevitably comment on it. Is it just the numbers? Is it some mystical thing? Are there meanings behind these digits?
Who knows. I’m not even going to open that can of worms. I’ll leave that for you to sort out. I just think it’s neat to see the repetitive numbers. She and I will be sad that, with the coming of the new year, we will not have the fun of these runs of numbers…unless we start looking at 11/12/13 or some such combination. It just doesn’t seem quite the same. But, I guess it will have to do until we turn over to the next century.
Um, I don’t think I’ll be here for that — I’d be a very ripe ol’, doddering 1051 before the next one rolls around — I don’t think even biblical people lived that long, but I’m sure there will be others out there to announce the changes…if we can manage to keep this planet livable that long.
But, then, who’s to say we won’t be able to to this up in heaven??
I look forward to that day when I finally arrive there, but that doesn’t mean I am not enjoying my earthly life here. There’s way too much yet to be done before that day. I have more growing to do (even at 62), more to give others, much, much more to learn before I leave. But I do not — nor does anyone — know what day will be the last, so I’m trying to make each one the best that I can.
This upcoming Mayan doomsday thing does not bother me one bit. Like I said — no one knows when the end will happen. Could be before I finish this post, could be a thousand years from now. There’s only one that knows, so do not fall prey to all the naysayers.
Live your life the best you can, helping others — this season is a wonderful place to start if you haven’t already. Share what treasures you have. Give of your time, your money — even what you might consider too small an amount is more than what some have — and, your talents. Talents you may not even know you have. Explore. Find out what God has given to you so that you might share it with others.
My friends, I hope you have many years of life to live doing just that. Helping others. Loving others. Sharing.
Have a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year. What treasures does 2013 hold for you?