Sunday, May 3, 2009

Carpe Diem (Seize the Day!)

My family and I went to a funeral on Wednesday. A good friend's sister had passed away. It was a complete shock to everyone, especially my friend, since they had just been together for Easter. No one could figure out how she died or why. It was just one of those odd deaths with no warning.

Delia's passing has made me ponder my family a bit, as all deaths do. But this one has really opened my eyes to see the world around me. Life is so fragile. We really have no idea when the Lord will call us back. None at all. If you have a dream, if you have an idea of who you want to be or what you would like to do, time is short. I suggest you get on your knees, pour your heart out to our Heavenly Father--asking him for guidance, and then I suggest you do what you've always wanted to do.

Just like that.

Seize the day.

I know I've only gotten as far as I have, written as much as I have, and dreamed as big as I have, with my Heavenly Father's help. He wants us to succeed. He wants us to learn all we can before He calls us home and we begin our real work.

Enjoy what you have around you. Embrace your family and friends.
Embrace your quirks and inconsistencies that make you, you.

But most importantly, be grateful our Heavenly Father has given you another day to see your dreams become reality.
Carpe Diem, girls. Live the dream.


  1. Thanks, Jenni this is so true!

  2. Great post Jenni. There have been a lot of great posts this week. I've been reading, when my fingers got cramped from editing--but not posting--I'll be more active this week. Forgive me :)

  3. Thanks for the reminder. Life is short. A couple years before my father passed he bought a Ford Mustang. We all kind of laughed at him and teased him about going through a mid-life crisis. He said, "I've always wanted one." It was cute. After he died, I thought, 'I'm so happy my father bought that car he always wanted.' Now, I'm not saying you should all run out and go into debt over a sports car. My dad had the money for it. But, I see what you're saying, Jenni. Grab hold of your dreams and make them happen.

  4. I love that saying. It's so true. I try to remind myself of that everyday when Benjamin wants me to play with him or read him a story and the house needs to be cleaned or my book needs attention. I think about the fact that he is what really matters and I don't want to live with regret. So I play!

  5. Thank you for the reminder. I am along the same vein as Candice. I want to remember to just play with my son, instead of worrying about other insignificant things. My mom told me our house was always messy growing up. I don't remember that part about growing up...just the good times spent with each other.



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