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If The World Ends Tomorrow…

But what I do know is this.

I have been blessed. I picked the life lottery this time around. And although thereís a chance the world will end tomorrow — after all, the only thing certain in life is uncertainty — Iím not going to do anything else different in my life. Iím going to go for my afternoon hike. Iím going to write to you — my tribes at Owning Pink and Care2. Iím going to read The World of Pooh to my daughter after dinner. And Iíll snuggle my husband just before bed.

Thatís how I know Iím living the life Iím supposed to live. If I knew the world would end tomorrow, Iíd change nothing. Really.

And if it all ends tomorrow, I donít feel the need to spout some wisdom or shout my message from the mountaintops, so Iíll just say this.


What about you? If tomorrow is our last day on earth, what do you want to say? Let us be your witnesses.

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Lissa Rankin, MD: Founder of, Pink Medicine Woman coach, motivational speaker, and author of†Whatís Up Down There? Questions Youíd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax.

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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the†Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of†Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.† She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.† Lissa blogs at† and also created two online communities -† and† She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.


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2:49AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Everytime live like World Ends Tomorrow (=

11:27AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

My RE teacher told us this-"this guy is using the bible to make predictions about when jesus will return. But one FACT is repeated over and over again, throughout the bible, "we will not know when He will return.""

5:37AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Cannot believe people had believed this.

11:06AM PDT on May 30, 2011

I've only just read this and realized it's the 29th May so heh ho the Planet is still here and we're still on it. Thanks for the article it was refreshing (except for eating the poor lobster who would have been boiled alive.) No reprieve for him/her, it's world did end.

9:28AM PDT on May 30, 2011

This is a greatly written article in the light of the subject it addresses - thanks!

8:51AM PDT on May 30, 2011

enjoy life every day and dont worry about advertising rubbish or anything else!!!

4:30PM PDT on May 26, 2011

This article was great.. but this happened sychronistically for me because I used to have really awful anxiety about 2012 for a long time. I read this May 20th and it provoked that anxiety in me again so I didn't read anymore. I was really nervous the whole day after that but when it passed 6 oclock and everything was still good, I realized it served as a purpose for me to not be so scared about 2012. I've had like anxiety and an underlying feeling of "not enough time" so I try to fit everything into the next two years (I know, crazy right?) But I'm glad this article led me to another day that the world was supposedly supposed to end and it didn't. It lifts a bit of the burden and fear off my shoulders :) I'm grateful the world is still alive. We still have time to change this land :)

1:17PM PDT on May 25, 2011

This was a beautiful article! What a testimony to a Higher Power and to the things in life we tend to take for granted and forget to be grateful for! I agree with Lissa... if I knew the world would end tomorrow, I wouldn't live today any different, either. I feel at peace with the life I'm living, content with serving my Creator and trust that He will provide for me in any circumstance I'm faced with, whether it be a new day of life or the end of the world.

10:48AM PDT on May 25, 2011

Live well and make good karma!

10:48AM PDT on May 25, 2011

I don't know why people don't get the symbolism in the bible. It's ALL symbolism.

No one is going to be saved while others are killed by nuclear holocaust, war, disease, famine, or other causes. Everyone will die.
Perhaps some pure souls will be recycled and come back in new bodies once the earth has cleansed itself and can once again support life.

Frankly, I wouldn't want to be one of the 'saved and enraptured' ones having to see the devastation and suffer the loss of all my loved ones and struggle to survive.

No one is going to be whisked away to 'heaven' as the person they are now.
That's a fantasy that just keeps people going to church on sunday so that when they pass the plate around, you'll toss in some money.

I don't think being spiritual has anything to do with being religious and going to church one day a week....any more than standing in a garage will make you become a car.

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