21DJC Day 17 – If The World Came To An End Today, How Would You Feel?

This is Day 17 of the 21-Day Journaling Challenge (21DJC) for Nov 2011. View list of tasks: 21DJC Overview.

Hi everyone – Welcome to Day 17 of 21DJC! :)

Yesterday’s question was: “What Makes You Happy?“. (Read the responses.)

Check out some of the things that bring joy to readers at Personal Excellence readers:

“My happiest moments are spending time with my husband and my family, reading, playing the piano, taking pictures and drawing/ painting.” – Kimberly

“My horses, when they’re happily munching away, or they trot up to see me when I come out, or if I’m talking to them and they snort at the right time. Or at work when one of the dogs chases a ball, or a stick, or a leaf, or walks up to me to get petted wiggling so much with excitement that they nearly fall over.” – Laurel

“I am happy when I reach a goal, even when it’s a small one. I am also happy when taking positive action and even before that,when I am making plans and feel pumped about achieving something. And I am so happy and grateful to be alive and have this amazing adventure on the Earth :)))” – Ivona

“What makes me happy? … [It] could be anything. From people to animals, birds, fish, insects, places, memories, art, music, movies, photos, the weather (even if it’s raining), technology, books, magazines, the ocean, the sky, the sun, clouds, aromas, trees, grass, flowers, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, water, puddles, cars, trains, buses, bicycles, planes, and even something as obscure as dog poo on the street, which I will just look at and laugh. The dogs are just doing what needs to be done, so how can that not make anyone happy? :)” – Glenn

“When I feel like I’ve made a difference in someone’s life, then I feel happy.” – Pat Fuller

“Achieving something to me that is not easy.The most vivid and emotional moment for me is when I got my car license, it may be trivial to many people but its the most satisfying experience for me.” – iImprove2

“What I love most about life is that there are so many things to see, explore and learn. We only have so much time and space to expose ourselves to them. Whatever I do, I would like to think that i am learning something from it.” – Viole

“Being independent, supporting myself. Clearing clutter and living simply. Saving money. Random acts of kindness (receiving and performing them). Meditation. Feeling gratitude for all that i have, and dreaming of all the good things to come.”

“What makes me happy? Simple things like: Being with my children, seeing them smile. Feeling loved, feeling that people care about me. Playing with my dogs. Receiving an unexpected gift. Giving someone a gift. Christmas. Reading a book• When I achieve something or reach a goal, even if it a small thing. Walking barefoot on the beach.” – Ish

“Many things make me happy…. Spending time with my family. Finishing a project. Creating extra ordinary designs. Listening Meaningful Hindi Songs. Reading Motivational Stuff. Achieving success. Logging in to Personal Excellence / Forum :) ” – Kamal

Thank you, Kamal (as well as to the rest of you to mentioned that in your responses). :D I’m really happy to know that being at Personal Excellence makes you happy. :D Guess happiness can be a self-enforcing cycle, aye? ;)

What makes me happy? Almost everything, really. Some things that make me happy include:

  • People smiling.
  • Connecting with people.
  • Seeing people in love.
  • Living my purpose. Helping people grow.
  • Pursuing and achieving my goals.
  • Gratitude.
  • Growing.
  • Uncovering my blind spots.
  • Kindness.
  • Running Personal Excellence.
  • Working on upcoming projects for Personal Excellence.
  • Seeing you happy.
  • Knowing I have positively affected someone’s life as a result of what I do.
  • Seeing my parents go about their day-to-day activities.
  • Living life.

With that said, let’s now move to today’s question!

21DJC Day 17

Today’s question is:

If The World Came To An End Today, How Would You Feel?

If The World Came To An End Today, How Would You Feel?

Would you be happy? Would you be sad? Would you be nonchalant? Would you wish for more time with your loved ones? Would you wish for more time to fulfill your goals? Would you wish for another chance at life?

Put on your reflection cap and let your thoughts flow. Below is an empty form which you can use to write your answers to the question. Treat it as your private 21DJC journaling “room”, if you will. You will be seeing this form every day, for the 21 days of the challenge. There’s a button for you to keep track of your word count too, if you’re interested.

(Note you will not see the form below if you’re viewing this in your email client. Visit the actual post online to see the form.)

If The World Came To An End Today, How Would You Feel?

Your Task Today:

  1. Reflect and answer today’s question. There’s no word limit – whether minimum or maximum. Write as few or as many words as you want. It’s all up to what you want to express!
  2. Share your answer. After you are done writing, copy and paste your answer in the comments area and post it there.
  3. Check out other participants’ answers. Other participants will be sharing their answers too, so feel free to read and reply to their answers. This is a group course, so let’s support each other in these 21 days.
Look forward to reading your answers! :D


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  1. Kamal says:

    If I know that the World is going to end today then my feelings would be different.

    I love myself, my family, my near and dear ones and obviously I Love this World too.

    So, I will try my level best that the end of the world should not happen. It is said that Nothing is impossible in this world and Miracles do happens. So, I will try that this Catastrophe should not happen to this beautiful world. :)

    Where there’s a will there’s a way
    If we have the determination to do something, we can always find the path or method to do it.

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  2. Vanessa says:

    I would be sad to see everything go. I would want to see my son grow up, spend more time with family and friends. There is still so many things I want to learn, and places I have yet to travel too. There is still things that I have not completed. I’m not sick or dying but I have a bucket list that is not completed yet. I figure it is better to get started on it early. Realisticly it is a lot of different things that you just can’t complete last minute. I want more time with my family and have so many dreams and goals that are not completed yet. This year my list of dreams and goals have grown a lot. Right before my list grew I was just not thriving and then poof. I guess that is how it is your down and then all of sudden you have a spiritual growth. Kinda like when a child grows. They get chubby first then have a growth spurt and grow taller and are back to there normal size.

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  3. Kimberly says:

    I personally would feel just fine. I actually feel that I have already accomplished so much that every day I have on this planet is just a blessing as I work towards my next goal. On a higher level, I would also be sad since I find the world to be very sad right now. It really is mostly a bias towards how news about happenings in the world are reported. Only bad and sad news seems to be reported. Good news is often left to the 8th or 9th page or last 5 minutes of a feature story. I understand the arguments that ‘bad news sells’ since it captures people more effectively than good news (i.e., when something bad happens to someone else you feel relieved it did not happen to you whereas if something good happened to someone else, it is said that you’d probably feel sad or jealous that such good fortune did not happen to you). That manner of thinking, in itself is totally warped, but it’s the way life is on this planet. I feel sad for the human race that we are so divided among ourselves, warring against each other, not embracing our differences and using them for a better, more collective good or to advance our knowledge and understanding of our place in the universe. I feel sad that we are not taking care of ourselves or our home planet. So yes, if the world were to come to an end today, I would also feel sad when thinking about the human species. I have not lost my hope for our species that we will find that place where we are happy and living life to the fullest, but I do find it hard sometimes to latch onto the good things happening today all around us when they are so overshadowed by such reports of evil and sadness.

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  4. Tiffany says:

    I don’t know… I guess, I would feel disappointed because I’m so young and I haven’t really done that many things. And I have a lot of broken relationships that I need to fix. But then again, I would know that I won’t have to deal with all of that anymore. :?:

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  5. May says:

    At least I had a chance to live, but my whole life was in school…so I probably would not be too happy. There are too many things I haven’t done yet, so I certainly hope the world won’t end today.

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  6. Prion says:

    I might feel glad at the life lessons I’ve learned so far, but disappointed that I never had a chance to finish fulfilling my dreams.

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  7. magick says:

    it is interesting the dream story turns out like this
    failed experiment from the highest perpective
    so what…
    the earth is a grain of sand in trillions of universe out there

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  8. matt says:

    How would I feel if the world came to an end today?

    Quite sad to say the least. I think at first I would regret not living my life the fullest, regret not reaching certain goals, regret being held back by fear, regret not spending more time with loved ones, regret not making new connections.

    I think I would also feel bad about the state of the world. We never solved world hunger. I was never able to see a huge consciousness raising change in society. We never experienced world peace. I would feel like the human race fell way short of it’s true potential.

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  9. Rakshitha says:

    If the world came to an end today I would feel sad because it is a special day for me. And I don’t want this day to be termed as day when the world ended. Even so if it is the end of the world, then I would want to say final good bye to all my friends and dear ones, try to finish of the things I wanted to do how much ever i can… still beyond my imagination. I may not want world to end…

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  10. Anu says:

    If the world did come to an end, I would feel sad that I lost the opportunity to do so much more, and yet satisfied that I used my time reasonably well.
    My granny used to say that each day should be lived, so we have no regrets from the past, only aspirations for the future, even if it includes the goal to correct some past mistakes. That’s how i live my life… looking forward with hope and happiness.

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  11. Jim says:

    Grateful for having had the chance to spend my life surrounded by people I love; grateful for having had a roof over my head and food to eat; grateful for having had a chance to learn and grow; grateful for all the laughs and happy times.

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  12. Elizabeth says:

    It’s pretty weird to reflect on the world ending. I know it has been prophesied, in the book of Revelations, but I really haven’t studied it. I’m excited, but it’s a bit nerve-wracking to actually go there. I can say this, I definitely will not be sad if the world came to an end for myself. Sure, I have regrets, but God has been good and I have done a lot. Shame not everyone can say that.

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  13. Iris says:

    I would not want the world to come to an end – there are so many possibilities and opportunities! So I would definitely be disappointed (probably a big understatement). But I would be appreciative that I had a lot of amazing people around me and lived so far great life. No regrets :)

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  14. Chaplain Dartey says:

    Wow, that was a great call.

    I live my life each day as if it was my last. Because I know I am not better than those who missed the opportunity to be alive just a minute ago. One thing I would worry about should it happen today would be how to face the uncertainty that lies ahead behind the vail.
    The scary part is what if my life on earth was a test? The question would be “did I missed something I shouldn’t have”? Well it’s good I still have time today to find any missing ingredient I need to enrich my life.

    Should the world end any other day ever from today my concern would be for the children who are yet to experience independence and decide how to live their best life.

    The world might not end today but many lives are ending today. What ever happens here after I can’t predict but am sure of one thing..” I still have my linsence to live the life that I want until it is taken away from me.” But that can not be today because my life work is not complete yet.

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  15. Borjana says:

    If world would come to an end i would be scared and hopeful at the same time, scared for such a big change and hopeful and looking forward to the next chapter. I’ve been reading a lot about life after death and from all those book i came to conclusion that after that we just move on to the next level where we have even more chance to grow and more conciseness about ow to do that. So in some chase i am ready for the next dimension and experience. I would feel sad only because i didn’t make my mark on humanity as i plan, but if world ended there would be no humanity to live my mark on and everyone would be ready for the next stage in growth and exploring God within.
    I don’t like to waste my time and my life and i understand the purpose of this question which is to make us more productive and to inspire us not to wait for tomorrow, because tomorrow is not promised. But on the other hand i think that we are all living the life we should and that we are all being exactly where we should be. So i wouldn’t look back and be sad i would as always look forward and be hopeful.

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