Carpe Diem

Isn’t this statement so completely true?

Happiness is to appreciate what you have; unhappiness is to dwell on what you don’t have.
Rabbi Shimon Ben Zoma (2nd century)

My husband always tells me that:
“it’s not about getting what you WANT, it’s about
WANTING WHAT YOU’VE GOT.”

I always try to honor that saying whenever I desire a new piece of jewelry, compare myself to others, WHATEVER.  By comparing ourselves to others, we often concentrate on what is lacking in ourselves; this results in low self-esteem.

If there is one thing that I have learned very well, it is to appreciate each and every day because this is the only chance you’ve got.  We need to all learn to appreciate what we are given, the progress that we have achieved and truly celebrate that.  Not all things last forever and once the moment has passed, it’s exactly that: it has passed.  CARPE DEIM- enjoy the day and live every moment in life to the fullest; the current moment is all we are guaranteed.  Just think: any horrible accident could occur any random time of day, totally unexpectedly that has the power to change your life forever.

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WE NEVER KNOW HOW GOOD WE’VE GOT IT, UNTIL WE DON’T GOT IT NO MORE.

(sounds like a song, doesn’t it?)

About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church.
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One Response to Carpe Diem

  1. Leslie Flatt says:

    So glad to hear that you enjoyed your guests thoroughly. I know you miss them. I’ve been thinking of you lately and hoping that you are doing well. We miss you in our Body & Soul fitness class.

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