Monday, February 28, 2011

carpe diem

Seize the day.

A lot of times recently, I'll find myself someplace where I don't really want to be. Maybe it's school or the dentist's or a long car ride, or maybe it's a metaphorical place: a stumbling block, an obstacle in my way. I'll want to be doing something else, I want to be somewhere else.

But a lot of times, I can't help where I am. I have to go to school, to the dentist, on a long car ride. I may not be able to control where I am, but I can control how I react to it. I can choose to complain, or I can choose to be happy.

And I choose to be happy.

Everyone has their own problems, their own burdens they must carry. No one's life is perfect. Even the people who seem to be so happy have their own difficulties. The difference is that they chose to make the most of it.

They don't want to spend their lives worrying or being upset. They want to live each moment to the fullest and make the best of their situation.

And that's what I want to do, too. I don't want to waste my days being upset. I want to cherish each one of them, look for the good, and celebrate it.

I want to seize the day.

Carpe diem!



  1. You are a great photographer, unlike me. My mom use to be a proffecinal photographer.

  2. what an inspirational post! nicely done.

  3. Great message and beautiful pictures!

  4. Are those daffodils? I love daffodils as they are good sign of hope! A very inspirational post!

  5. Your pictures are some of the best I've ever seen!I could never do that!

  6. So true! What a great never gets old.


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