They say all good things must end, and apparently, that is true with planet Earth.

I just read an article that said there is a faraway galaxy heading toward the Milky Way, and once it arrives, there will be a shift in the position of Earth, leaving the planet either too hot or too cold to sustain life. I would prefer the former because I really don't like to be cold.

Apparently, scientists expect life on earth to end in about 4 billion years because of the sun's greenhouse effect. However, this possible galaxy collision could spell the end of Earth  2 billion years sooner than expected. Either way, our days on Earth are clearly numbered.

At least for now, none of us needs to worry about the end of the world as we know it. Does anybody really care about what happens to our planet in 2 billion years?

But, think about this. What if the end of the world was coming much sooner - like in 2019 - how would that impact your life? What would you do to prepare for the inevitable ending of your life? How would you live your remaining months?

Obviously, a cataclysmic catastrophe that wipes out the human race is pretty unlikely, but the fact remains, none of us gets out of this life alive. The end is coming. We just don't know when.

If you knew you had less than one year to live, what would you do? Would you take trips and visit places you have never seen? Would you seek out an estranged parent, sibling, or child and try to make amends? Would you still be watching reruns of King of Queens every night on TV Land or doing something more productive with your time?

Would you be a kinder, gentler version of yourself? Would you discover that so many things you thought were a big deal, really don't matter at all? Would you treat people better? Would you treat yourself better? Would you think about what happens after death?

Maybe you wouldn't change anything at all and just go on living your life as you are today. Maybe you're already getting the most out of life. If that's you, good for you!

However, if not, it might be worth it to take a look at yourself and do a little self-analysis here at the beginning of the year and figure out what you want to get out of 2019, and what you want to put into it.

Do everything you can to make 2019 the best year ever - even it doesn't turn out to be your last one on Earth. And, if you are blessed to have another year after this, make that one better than the one before.

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