Carpe’ Diem, Seize the day
Psalm 90:10 NLT, “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.”
Psalm 39:4 NLT, “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.”
I am 84 years old, (June 1, 2018) if I live to be 90 years old, that’s approximately 6 more years, that’s 72 months, 312 weeks, 2,190 days, 52,560 hours. That’s all, just 52,560 hours to live, if indeed I make to 90! So I had better live every hour and every minute to its fullest.
Dr. Peter Connolly quoted this poem many years ago:
I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it,
Didn’t choose it, can’t refuse it, but it’s up to me to use it.
It is just one tiny minute, but all eternity is in it.
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do” (Ephesians 5:15-17 New Living Translation).
“Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange for the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily! This is your last and only chance at it, for there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think in the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed. I took another walk around the neighborhood and realized that on this earth as it is—The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor satisfaction to the wise, nor riches to the smart, nor grace to the learned…” (Ecclesiastes 9:11,12, The Message).
And one more thought, from Colonel Potter, MASH 4077: “If you ain’t where you are, then you ain’t no place.”