The Latin phrase ‘carpe diem’ is taken from the Roman poet Horace. Carpe literally means ‘seize, enjoy, make use of‘ and Diem is ‘day’. In other words, Make the most of your day!; Enjoy your day!
I’d like to take it further by saying make the most of your time and the season that you are in. Time and time again while growing up, I heard the phrase, ‘time wasted shall never be regained.‘ This is true in some ways because there are many opportunities that present themselves before us and sometimes they will never come knocking again. So my friend, I encourage you to make the most of every opportunity you get in this life.
I am a little over a week into my marriage. It’s a totally new phase of life and understandably, I don’t really know what I am doing, because I have never been down this path before! The good thing is that there are those around me and my husband who have walked this path and have gladly shared words of wisdom that are and will continue to help us on this new adventure.
I am determined to live out this marriage intentionally and to enjoy the journey and make the most of every opportunity it brings!
I encourage you to make the most of every season you are in. If you’re studying, work hard and play hard; if you’ve just started your career – give it your all. Whoever you are I always encourage everybody to take the time to travel, make new friends (from different cultures) and learn new skills. If you’re a new parent, enjoy the moments with your young ones, because they will soon grow up! Whatever season you are in, God has a great plan for your life and He will guide you if you let Him.
Believe it, Receive it and Live it out!