A Latin phrase that translates to: Seize the day.
Life often serves up opportunities on a 'silver' platter but they end up in the waste basket of 'what ifs' because they weren't seized with both hands. "Reach thine arms up to the heavens and receive in great abundance that which you so richly deserve." (MJ Turcotte)
What does that all mean? Simply put. Your life is what you make of it. Among the challenges, obstacles and hardships, there are rewards, acclamations and triumphs. Taking each opportunity as it is presented enables the spirit to soar and relish in the delights. Uncertainty will always be part of life as will disappointments, but it is how we react that defines us as resilient and determined.
Opportunity may not always 'knock' on the door. Great strides and passionate endeavors may be required to achieve the desired result. Luck begets luck and sorrow begets sorrow. Smiling in the face of adversity is not an easy thing to do for anyone, especially if the adversity is overwhelming. Maintaining your inner strength, keeping the glow within your soul keeps you from falling into an eternal abyss of misery and pain.
Seize each day with reverence, endurance and faith. Having faith in someone or something is far better than not. It is not a faith of religion but a faith of conscience and a faith in humanity that prepares us.
Many attribute their 'opportunities' to their relationship with their 'respective' God(s). The simple blind faith in a higher being can release the anguish inside the heart. Seizing an opportunity based on faith alone can propel someone to untold greatness.
No guarantees, no refunds, no exchanges. Life is life. We are who we are until the day we are no longer. Seize the day with joy and optimism.
If that isn't enough...Carpe Noctum!