Seize the day
tea towel by Judy Horacek
'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'
by John William Waterhouse
The origin source for the Latin phrase is Horace - in Odes Book I:
Dum loquimur, fugerit invida
Aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero
which translates as:
While we're talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, put no trust in the future
This came in my email yesterday:
LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is.
Psalm 39:4, NLT
Life is short no matter how long we live. If there is something important we want to do, we must not put it off for a better day.
time wise tip # 1 here
time wise tip # 2 here