Carpe Diem – Seize the Moment!

opportunityFor each of us, there will always be moments when we are at the right place at the right time. These moments are opportunities for us to do and say things to improve circumstances for ourselves and for others.

Today I encourage you to seize the moment … be ready to learn, to assist, to cheer.  “Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.” (Phil. 2:4 MSG)

A stanza from the 16th century love poem by Robert Herrick also states:
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

kicking ballAt age 89, William is all too familiar with carpe diemlive for the moment!

When asked to play, he joined young Phillip in a game of ball.

“I know that it’s not even a football we’re kicking; but after15 minutes of game there were techniques shared, memories formed and we each had the broadest of smiles.”

“It was a wonderful moment.  And as a past football player on the Calabar High Manning Cup Team in the 1940’s; for my age, I believe I’m still able to live up to my nickname – Tangle Foot.”playing ball“Always be on the lookout for that spark of opportunity that could change your life or someone close to you forever.”  ~Peter Simmons

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