Carpe' Diem

Posted by Dr. Patrice Smith

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.  ~Fr. Alfred D'Souza

Isn't this the same with most if not all of us? If we're in school we tend to always say, "one day this will all pay off, then I can finally live my life;" or if we come across a rough patch in our lives we tend to say, " Everything will be alright soon, then I can start living life and being happy."  It's time for us to shift our thoughts and ideas about "living life." We go to bed at nights and wake up the following day (Thank God) living our lives! So why not make the most of each day? Why is everyone just waiting around for that or those special days or moments to come when you can finally "live life." Wake up people! You are living your lives everyday. So, it does not  matter what your situation is, always try to live each day to the fullest; for neither of us know what the next micro-second, minute, hour or day holds. Do yourselves a favor and live each day as if it were your last.

Think and reflect on this question: If tomorrow were to be your final day on earth, what would you do today to have made your life worth living? (feel free to post your answers below).

Treat everyday from hereon out as if there was no tomorrow. Carpe Diem folks, Carpe Diem!


  1. Dayne Gingrich said...

    It's sooo true, isn't it. We all get wrapped up in the, "I wish, I will, If only..."

    Today is all we have, although it's tough to stay in the frame of mind, especially because of what we're taught financially. We must "save for tomorrow." "Don't spend it all today." This is a weakness for me, mindset-wise. I want to live right now, this moment... yet my $$ needs to be thought of in terms of tomorrow, especially for my little girl.

    I feel torn. I'm a saver by nature, which means I'm always thinking about the future... yet I teach (and try to live) about NOW ONLY!

    Great post.

    PS: Keep my updated on how you do w/ the rhetorical questions I asked in the "Courage" post.


  2. Dr. Patrice Smith said...

    Yes, it's a constant battle because we are (were) conditioned to, save for a rainy day, tomorrow will be a brighter day, grass greener on the other side... and all those other bromides. It's something we have to pay conscious attention to.

    I'll certainly keep you up to speed on my revelations :)
    Thank you!

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