Carpe Diem

Day 101

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”

– Wayne Dyer

I’m still a few days behind and playing catch up on the blog. I got behind because my computer wasn’t working, and it still isn’t, so it’s been difficult to get my daily blogging momentum back. Now it’s at the point where I have some serious writer’s block, and I’m feeling pressure to produce before I get so far behind that I won’t be able to catch up.

I’ve been writing, deleting, writing something different for a while now, so I decided to change my focus and just let go. I know that when I’m stuck the best thing to do is to just let go and let the Universe do it’s thing. Of course, right after I did, I came across a short video with a powerful message about letting go that got the writing juices flowing. Synchronicity.

The Universe always responds to your desires, you just have to pay attention.

We’ve all heard that we should do what we’d do if we only had a short time left to live, but not everyone acts on it. Sometimes it doesn’t seem possible, we have mortgages and responsibilities that keep us tied to our current lifestyle. Even if you’re not ready to take the big leap of faith and make a drastic change in your life, why not find small ways to do what you’d do if you only had a short amount of time to live – because you do, life is short, it goes by very quickly. There is no time like the present to make the most of every minute.

“As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.”

– Zachary Scott

The video gave me the idea to create a “To-don’t-do list“, and as I started to write, the words “don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today” kept running through my head – that’s my whole list. It made me think of Madonna’s song Spotlight.

The lyrics are a pretty awesome To-don’t-do list:

Spotlight, shine bright tonight, spotlight

No one knows you better than you know yourself
Do the thing you want, don’t wait for someone else
Life is just a party, that’s all you need to know
It’s your turn to shine, baby let yourself go

Everybody is a star
Everyone is special in their own way
So you set your goals high and go far
Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today

Spotlight, open up your eyes and see
Spotlight, shinin’ out for you and me
Spotlight, this world is yours and mine
Spotlight, this is a chance to shine

Don’t stand in the corner waitin’ for the chance
Make your own music, start your own dance
When you feel the rhythm, I’ll be by your side
Now you have the power, baby love is on your side

Everybody wants to shine
Don’t stand in the sideline, step into the light
But it’s got to come from inside
Listen to your heart and step into the spotlight

Don’t be afraid to fall
I’ll hear you when you call
And I’ll be right here by your side
Don’t be afraid to try

This world is yours and mine
This is your chance to shine

Everybody is a star, you know who you are
This is your chance to shine
It’s got to come from the heart
Do it right from the start and step into the light

Indulge in what’s most important to you, don’t put it off until tomorrow.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

9 thoughts on “Carpe Diem

  1. Hi Rajni,
    Its so inspiring that you write & post every day.
    I keep coming up with excuses not to write & have half finished ideas sitting in my word docs.
    I have some finished things too I keep putting off posting.
    Need to look at making time for writing.

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