Carpe Diem

Carpe diem - sieze the day

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Why is it when one thing in your life is going REALLY well, something (or someone) decides to throw a spanner in your works and upset your attempt at serenity? And then, when that something (or someone) sorts itself out, why does something else decide to upset your apple cart?

Perhaps it’s Murphy’s Law (Ah Murphy, where would I be without you and your law) for ‘Anything that possibly can go wrong, does’. At least good ole’ Murphy has taught me how to continually bounce back, along with to always expect something…

Or it could be self-sabotage? For why allow myself to be happy and achieve that inner-peace I so desire…In the words of Aerosmith, I do secretly thrive on the stress and excitement of ‘Living on the Edge’!

If it’s not either of those, it may just mean I’m living my life.

Seriously, if we aren’t laughing, loving and learning then we aren’t really living are we? So, get out there and seize the day I say!


Reflections on life


Even though I’m not completely happy at this moment of time in my life and in what I am currently doing, I do not regret anything I have done, or am doing. After all, the journey is never dull and it certainly does provide me with the inspiration to write!

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more. 

Jules Renard

How to live before you die

I first watched this video about 10 months ago when I was dealing with the death of a family member, suffering from the return of my depression and generally searching for something…anything. This video of a speech given by Steve Jobs just hit me. It made me sit up and really think about life.

The video draws ‘from some of the most pivotal points in his life. Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.’

It doesn’t matter what your opinion is of Steve Jobs…this speech is given by a man, a human being…and the message is one for us all.

Let me know your thoughts.

There is more to life than increasing its speed – Mahatma Gandhi

WARNING: Express Trains

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Sometimes I feel like I’m on this really fast train heading somewhere. I don’t know where. All I do know is that the train is getting faster and faster and that I’m struggling to take everything in that is whizzing past my eyes.

Every now and then the conductor comes by and offers me a ticket to ride on another train. Why not take the slower train, the more comfortable train, the fancier train or the express train?

Or why not just get off and walk? That way I could choose my own pace and really think about the direction I want to go.

But that’s when procrastination sets in, which in turn breeds confusion and inaction.

Which is better?