Carpe Diem!

It was already noontime when I finished checking my emails. 

So I hurriedly grabbed my car keys, and quickly tucked my phone and hand sanitizer into my jeans pockets.  I was going to the hospital to get myself tested.  I had some weird symptoms that started a week back, so my doctor suggested that I go and get tested.

While in the queue and seeing more and more patients coming in, it dawned on me how life can just be taken away anytime.   

Have I lived my life to the fullest?  Am I living my purpose?  How many of the things that I have always wanted to do have I already done?

Each new day is our second chance to look at life through a different lens.  To live a life of purpose.

To create ripples not just in our own lives but also in other people’s lives.

As I walked past the medical staff’s station through to the testing room and witnessed how they were selflessly serving others despite the risks, I realized even more that we all need to seize the day (carpe diem!) no matter what.

Before it’s too late.

(As I write this, I carry the happy news that my test is negative…thank You, God!)



Reminisce about your happy thank-God moments  (and your realizations too…are you living your purpose?) ü. 


Your happiness quote:

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”    – Helen Keller 


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Fairy Tales

As a little girl, I loved reading fairy tales.

Why not, they always have happy endings! I’m a happy ending addict. Even to this day.

In every situation I’m in, I want the endings to be happy. Even in any movie I watch, novel I read, image I paint, or story I write.

They give me hope. They give me wings to fly and see the happy side of things!

As I grew out of my little girl fairy stories, I learned that in life, not all things have happy endings.

But as I live my life each day, I just try my best to find or create the happy in the things I can control and then leave the rest to God.

It is no child’s play. But if I learn to just let go, think happy and live one day at a time, then I believe there will be gazillions of joyful moments to enjoy and happy endings to keep in my heart.

Happy endings. What’s not to love about them?

So I still read those old fairy tales sometimes. Relish the “and they lived happily ever after” moments (haha ü). And believe that God is writing beautiful stories of hope and joy in my life.


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