Carpe Diem – Seize the Day

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What inspires You to look beyond … and live extraordinary lives …

I have been asked this question many times.

From a very young age, I was taught to be patient, to listen and to pay attention.


But honestly, who amongst us do not get distracted by everything around us and get tired of waiting. Waiting for that first interview; Waiting to know if I got accepted at Uni; Waiting … waiting … for something good to happen.

The first time I ever learned to listen was when I was searching for answers … At 16 years old I lost my dad … That was one of the hardest experience in my life. It was also the most enriching.

A whole new world opened in front of me and it taught me to appreciate the simple things in life. And again my mother “The voice of Reason” reminded me to be patient, to listen and to pay attention. All good things come to those who are patient.

One day, I came across this quote and everything just came into place for me as I began to understand and see things in a different light.

“I hope you’ll hear what I’m about to tell you. I hope you’ll hear it all the way down to your toes. When you are waiting, you’re not doing nothing, you’re doing the most important something there is. You’re allowing your soul to grow up. If you can’t be still and wait, you can’t become what God created you to be.” – Sue Monk Kid

All of us have this energy within us, it inspires us, gives us strength when we need it. We in turn can trust our instinct and find the courage within, to help us through anything. All we need to do to call upon this energy is to believe that nothing is impossible and have faith in ourselves and in our worthiness.

Whenever I read this quote by Sue Monk Kid, I feel inspired to look within, trust my instinct and seize the day.

What inspires you to Seize the Day?

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About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories.