Do you ever wake up in the morning thinking of all the things you wish you’d done the day before?
Yes, every day is a gift, and it is wonderful to live in the moment.
Yet sometimes, those twinges can be teachers.
These thoughts led me down a little carpe diem rabbit hole, where I learned that “carpe” means something more like “harvest” than “seize.”
Well, that’s a horse of a different color!
Harvest does not say, take all you can, squeeze ‘til it hurts, run run run, more more more!
Harvest asks, what is ready? What has come of all we’ve planted and tended? What part of the season has passed? What weather is on the horizon?
Seizing is desperation. Harvest is discernment.
Today is tomorrow’s yesterday.