Words to Live Life: Carpe Diem

In my first year of university, I met a young guy named Jack, and Jack had a tattoo on his shoulder that said, “Carpe Diem.” And when he explained what Carpe Diem meant to me, which was to seize the day, I knew at that moment that while that was the way I was already living my life, it was going to be the way I was going live every single day going forward.

To this day, it’s on my license plate. It is how I feel, it is my passion, it is my motor. My attitude is Carpe Diem, or seize the day. If I’m not going to use today, somebody else would have appreciated it. If I’m not going to use today, I just wasted it and when it’s canceled at midnight it will never be seen again. My philosophy is to enjoy the day, to enjoy the people, to make the most out of it.

If I have a bad day, I always say to myself, “Thank God for tomorrow, but I’ll enjoy today.” It’s not really religious, it’s a belief system. But really it comes down to my religion, which is, “It’s my days. I want to own my days.” So I ask you, when it goes bad, try and do your best to get value from the day. When it’s going good, try and remember and maybe make somebody else’s day great too.

Carpe Diem is a philosophy, a belief system. It’s whatever you want it to be. It’s Latin, but really it’s for everybody. Seize the day. Seize the moment. Seize the hockey game. Seize the video. Seize whatever is going on in front of you, and enjoy it. The Builder’s Club is here to build you. Carpe Diem is a word that built me. I hope this little video helps you to enjoy your day. I say this to you, my friends, if I know you, “Carpe Diem.” If I don’t, “Carpe Diem.”

I wish you the best of today. Have a wonderful day.

Chris Giles from the Faktori for the Builder’s Club.

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