Carpre Diem

At high school, our motto was “Carpre Diem”( seize the day). I never really gave much thought to the meaning g of the inscription on my school badge at all…

Later on in my life, as I grew older and wiser and took on more responsibilities, the meaning of those two words “Capre Diem” became very important!! They became the mantra for my adult life and in a funny sort of way,  this enabled me to focus on the issues and events that  were and are relevant to my own wellbeing and  the wellbeing of those around me.

Every day we wake up, we make decisions about what we do or how we conduct our day to day business, personal and social activities. The decisions we make define and shape the outcome of our personal, family and professional interactions. Consequently, it is imperative to start off your day on a positive note!! This is very difficult sometimes …..especially if you have had a challenging period at work or at home or even at school.

However, when you wake up in the morning, you can decide whether you have a bad day or a good day! The ball is in your court…  You have to take control!

How do yo do that???

Bad things happen to good people all the time….Always try to focus on the positive aspects of your life or of your immediate situation..  It could be the fact that you are healthy , you have a loving family around you ,you have a roof over your head! You have lots of friends, you have a good job or  the sun is shinning and it is a beautiful day!

It really does not matter what it is… Being  able to give thanks for the positive aspects of life does change your perception and your energy!! If you are positive and thankful, you will embrace your day and you will seize the opportunities that present themselves. Negative emotions block your creativity and send out negative vibes to those around you.

If you are happy and positive, you are attractive to those around you. People will enjoy your company and they will want to hang out with you! Everybody loves to be in the company of  people who are uncomplicated, witty, positive, charming ,polite and generous to name a few attributes…

Nobody wants to hang around people who are always negative and who complains endlessly if they have a choice! Positive energy and a dose of laughter is a good tonic for the soul.. It makes us relax and it gives us the energy which empowers us automatically.

I am not ignoring the fact that  challenging events can occur that will impact negatively on your day occasionally but it is the way that you respond to these events that will define you and pre-determine the outcome.

Wake up with a smile and give thanks for all the good in your life and then life will always seem a whole lot better. If you smile, the whole world smile back at you! It sounds cliche but it really work. Try it! Be positive. Be ready to seize the day. Be happy.. Carpre Diem!

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