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Monday, September 03, 2018

Seize the Day (Day 3 of Thirty-Day Challenge for a More Meaningful Life)



It’s the third day of my thirty-day challenge for a more meaningful life. This day couldn’t be more perfect for what’s on my list- carpe diem.

The expression carpe diem was first uttered by Horace and rooted back from the oldest philosophical motto of Western history. The message resonates different meaning from various perspectives but mostly it signifies a day free from worries and simply savoring the beauty of the day.
At first we thought this is a cherry tree but another person said it isn't.
I feel so blessed to have this perfect opportunity to put this list in reality. Worrying does not change a thing and the pace of life is accelerating whatever we do. So, off we went on our travel for a short vacation. No rush, no worries. We even took the time to check on some cool trees and views along the way. The usual stress that travels bring was noticeably absent. And just like that, we were in a paradise.

We got a matching shirts! Made the day more special.
The mere sight and sound of the rushing falling water was heaven. The sound was loud but it gives you this very peaceful and calm feeling.
This is probably the most peaceful town I have ever been.

The Falling Waters Lodge. (I will have a full article about this.)
Truly, we could learn from Marcus Aurelius, “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…”








18 comments:

  1. Must say that was a interesting read. Keep up the great work..

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  2. Great post! I love challenges and I also started mine. I am with you on this challenge although I found it at day three. I love day one. Stay positive! Xox

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes, we need to take each day as a challenge to break the monotony of life.

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  3. I have to say, I agree that "Worry doesn't change a thing" It took me a while to learn though. Great post! I like how you started it. So BTW what tree was that?

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    1. We thought it was a cherry but until now it remains a mystery.

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  4. I love this challenge! Finding ways to have a more meaningful life is a great thing. Thanks for posting the photos as well :)

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  5. All the best for your thirty day challenge. That was an interesting article!

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  6. Beautiful narrative..enjoying your blog...it's always great feel to be with nature and for what the mind says..
    Stay blessed

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  7. Love this challange! I wake up everyday for that attitude, the attitude that I will seize the day!

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    1. And that made a lot of difference!

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  8. Interesting motto! I love how you challenge yourself to be more motiviated and have self-love! Keep it up!

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  9. I love this idea. Challenge is a great idea. Thanks for this post!

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