Carpe Diem aka “In memory of a dear friend……” 💔

Carpe Diem is a phrase that you hear so often, flippantly thrown into any given conversation (usually with a shrug) to say that we should all ‘seize the day’ or at the very least do something nice in the next few days. 

 

But as I sit here, after hearing the dreadful news of a loss of a dear friend, it really does ring true. How do you face the world when you know that your ‘days’ are literally numbered? I really can’t imagine, but I do know that even when facing such terrible news, her thoughts were for others. Her last message to me was all about how surreal the world was but then, as was her way, full of thoughts on how I was doing. 

 

woman sitting on brown wooden box

 

 

My thoughts then turned to what is it that I want to do, what kind of days do I want to ‘seize‘?

 

Should I book that trip? 

Should I send that message? 

Should I buy that dress/jacket/shoes?

Should I book that mammogram/smear/check up?

Should I spend more time with the people who stood by me after my spinal fracture ? 

Should I let go the hurt and anger towards those who didn’t? 

 

Should I…?

 

 

 

 

 

The answer to all of these are of course, a resounding ‘YES 

 

So today is a hard but painful reminder that even when we think we have all the time in the world to do everything we want, to go everywhere we want or to say everything we need to, we really don’t do we? 

 

In that last message to me, Sara wrote “Life is a bugger as you well know so it just proves we need to Carpe the hell out of that Diem!!!”

 

So today/tonight/tomorrow hold those you love a little bit tighter, do those things that are on your ‘to do‘ list, wear your ‘best‘ clothes, book that trip and open that good bottle of something you’ve been keeping for a special occasion. 

 

That ‘special occasion‘ is today guys, enjoy it………..

 

 

 

In memory of Sara, a beautiful woman inside and out.  RIP 💔

 

 

 

5 comments

  1. What a powerful message – sadly one I get only too well having lost a best friend to breast cancer aged just 37. Now nearly 16 years later and going down the chronic illness path rapidly myself, I do try to remember this so thank you for the reminder, Claire x

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  2. This brought tears to my eyes, although never far away these days. I just lost the hand that held mine, the heart that beat in time with mine, and the one who to the end encouraged me to seize the day, life is truly fleeting! Julie x

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    • Thank you so much for your comments. I cried as I wrote it, it was the hardest yet the easiest post I’ve ever written. I’m so sorry to hear your sad news, losing someone is so hard and I hope you have people around you to support you. Take care 💕

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