People often ask me what I mean when I say Carpe Diem. I contend that seizing the day is not always about being an adventurist, having some exuberant experience or receiving good news. I believe that seizing the day is mindset. It’s the conscious decision to live a life that is filled with making the most with what we’ve been blessed with. It’s the conscious decision to live in the present instead of “when I.” It’s a conscious decision to have meaningful relationships and it’s conscious decision to authentically live your life.
I’ve decided to start a Carpe Diem Challenge. During the Carpe Diem Challenge I will share what my Carpe Diem moment or moments were for the day. I hope the Carpe Diem Challenge will encourage you to think about how you Carpe Diem. I want to encourage you to share your Carpe Diem moment or moments here or on my newly launched Carpe Diem with Jasmine Facebook page.
Are you ready to start seizing the day?
Hi Jasmine! Thank you so much for posting this! I try to treat every day like this too. It’d definitely a mind set that you have to get yourself into. It’s so easy to slip into routine and get bogged down by the negative in life, but what we often over look is the positive that many times keeps the negative in balance. Especially since becoming a mom, I strive to make the most of every day and be the best for my kids.
I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Thanks Heather! I try to focus on the positive too. I know that life can change in the blink of an eye! CARPE DIEM
Great challenge, Jasmine! Today I’m hosting overnight guests from Zambia, Africa and want to be fully present and enjoy our time together. As a mommy, I constantly need this reminder to seize the moment!
Enjoy your guest Ruby + remember to stay in the present! CARPE DIEM
I totally agree with this, we can easily get caught up in the “when I.” That just leaves us thinking in the past, I try to enjoy the time I get to spend each day with my family instead of thinking “I wish.”
What’s the adage…Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present! CARPE DIEM
I agree! I’m try to just do things instead of add them to a very long list of things to do.
I have always loved the phrase Carpe Diem! I do my best to live my life in the present. Enjoying each day as it comes and attacking todays problems rather than worrying about tomorrows.