Lighter note: Should we live like there’s no tomorrow?

THE electronic sign said: "Live like there is no tomorrow!" and then it scrolled around to advertise cut-price potatoes. Folks, if there's no tomorrow then I'm not buying spuds today.

Pottering onwards, I pondered what it would be like if there actually was no tomorrow and what would I do if I woke up one morning and was told, 'You have 24 hours left, use your time wisely'.

Well, I wouldn't bother sleeping in for starters.

First, I'd make a coffee with seven, no, ten, spoonfuls of sugar before ordering a large pizza for breakfast. Next, I'd get a permanent marker and scrawl on the lounge-room wall a list of stuff I'd like to do with my remaining 23 and something hours. Note: cleaning the lounge-room wall will not be on that list.

But it will include the following: ride a motorcycle through a shopping centre (possibly naked, I'll see how I feel on the day), free every caged bird I can find, then hit the beach with my family, watch the sunset and, in the evening, flick through our photo albums while sharing the booze I'd been saving for a special occasion.

There's a lot of other stuff, but this is a G-rated column so you'll just have to use your imagination. But trust me, I'll definitely be going out with a bang or two.

I realise the sign's sentiments actually meant to take stock of our lives and do the things that really make a difference to our short existence here on planet Earth, but if we all lived like there was no tomorrow, then there's a good chance most of us wouldn't live until tomorrow.

However I'm banking on being around tomorrow, and I think I'll go buy some spuds; they really were a bargain.

Greg Bray blogs at Find him on Facebook: Greg Bray - Writer.

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