Seize The Day...

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I don’t really have an excuse, except that my blogging mojo has been in hibernation.

I’m still not sure that I’m fully back to where I need to be, nor are my writing skills finely tuned to perfection, but I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of something. I will apologize in advance for it’s depressing nature, but sometimes we need these reminders…

Life is short, unpredictable and precious. Never take that for granted. I understand we all get consumed with our daily lives and the grind can wear us down and fog our perceptions of what is truly important.

Having said that, we all need to take a step back and re-focus on what we already have in our lives and not worry about those things that are truly unimportant and bogging us down.

I have been reminded of this a couple of times already today.

The first is when I heard the news of the sudden passing of a co-workers wife. She was 37, went for an afternoon walk on a rural walking trail, collapsed and died of hypothermia. She leaves behind 2 small girls and her loving husband.

The second when I was browsing the morning news articles. There was a collision near my hometown involving a dump truck and a car this morning. The driver of the car died on site. She also was 37 and on her way to work.  I would like to believe it was a job she loved.

Both tragedies. Both reminders of how precious and fleeting life can be. Don’t let life pass you by…

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero – "Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the next [day]" - Horace

Comments

*krystyn* said…
Awful news and a harsh reminder to be thankful for what & who we have in our lives.
Brian Miller said…
uhg...hard news....my wife's room mate in college just passed away....38....from cancer....brutal reminders...
Beatriz said…
Truer words were never uttered, may we always remember how fleeting our lives are and how precious.
R. Jacob said…
I am at that moment in life where I look at things and people around me differently then before, wondering how things will turn out.
Well done.
Miss Angie said…
So sad, and so so true. Life is short, live it. Sometimes I wonder why I do the daily grind if it doesn't make me very happy, but gotta pay the bills... someday... but then I'm not seizing it am I?
Chrissy said…
Such wise words. For myself, it takes such a conscious effort sometimes to step back and be grateful for what I do have.

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