Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Carpe Daddy

In the early pre-dawn hours, my eyes fluttered open as I sensed my wife sitting up in bed. "What time is it?" I whispered.

"6:27" she replied.

"Good, you have three minutes to hug me before the alarm goes off," I said.

As she snuggled up to me, she said "Carpe Daddy - seize the daddy."

I laughed. I liked that.

Then, alarm went off....

The movie Dead Poet's Society popularized the phrase carpe diem - seize the day. The challenge is to embrace every day with it's opportunities, challenges and experiences with total abandon. That's a good way to live. Live the moment. Capture every opportunity to serve others and demonstrate God's glory. Sieze the day.

Of course, sieze the daddy is a pretty good start as well. Oh, and a casual glance at a Latin dictionary this morning showed me that "carpe dea" means "sieze the goddess." I can hardly wait to get home!

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