Friday, February 3, 2012

Seize the Day people!

This was my daily reminder yesterday and it is a good reminder for me! 

Possibilities and miracles are one and the same.
--Anonymous

Many of us have seen happiness as a goal we couldn't find. When we were children, we were taught that "life is a hard row to hoe." We carried that over into our adult lives.

Seize the day - We let too many of our days just slide by. None of those hours can be replaced. Why worry over past failures if there is a victory to win? Why keep thinking about our faults when we could be practicing virtues instead?

Seize the day - Hold each moment tight and look at each one with wide-open eyes and mind. They are our lives, special to each of us. The moments pass swiftly into memory. Let those memories be good ones, filled with joys large and small.

Yesterday's unhappiness can't be changed, but today's happiness is my own responsibility.
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4 comments:

  1. Yes, Sarah! And I even think that you can find victory in some failures, too. My son has a little journal that he carries around that says Carpe Diem on the front of t. I love that! Seize the day!!

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  2. I love this - Seize the day! My son has a little journal he keeps with him that says Carpe Diem on the front cover. Good reminder to make the most of the time we've been given.

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  3. Are possibilities and surprises the same? Miracles and surprises?

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  4. As trite as it sounds, carpe diem is certainly the most accurate description of the way I manage my life. If it seems right, or feels good, do it. It works for me.

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