They say everything you come upon in life is a teaching moment if you let it be. A few weeks ago in”church” our minister was talking about finding yourself in the birth of Jesus. It was quite an introspective sermon. He concluded with sharing the lyrics from an Eminimen song Lose Yourself:
Look If you had One shot Or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
In one moment
Would you capture it
Or just let it slip?
Wow. Powerful and yes I have the coolest minister because he quotes Eminem. Who knew Eminem could be so wise?
Think about this quote this week? Write it on your to do list. Write on your dry-erase board. Put it on post-its. Wrap yourself in these words this week and attempt something new. Try a new class at the gym. Suggest a new idea at work. Keep your eyes open for new doors and new opportunities that God offers to you each day.
It also brings me to Wizard of Oz. Dorothy could have said oh no I’m not going down that road to the unknown but instead she took a chance and captured the courage, love and strength she was meant to have. In this one moment she changed the course of her life and the way she colored her world.
Carpe Diem my friends. Carpe Diem.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.