Category Archives: Life Lessons

October 12

7 Simple Rules for Happiness

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated  – (Confucius) Just 7 simple rules and then you’re set! Promise! :-) And “no”, I don’t put them all into practice every day ;-) but at least I am aware of them and try to enjoy life, cherish special moments and give love & warmth as […]

September 22

1 Year Carpe Diem Moments

Yeah! Tomorrow it’s been one year since I started Carpe Diem Moments. It started all with my thought to spend more time in doing what I love. And – as I love taking pictures and reading quotes that inspire me – I’ve started my blog on Sunday September 23, 2012 to share my Carpe Diem Moments. […]

June 23

Let it be! It is What it is!

“Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be…Whisper words of wisdom… Let it be…” – The Beatles. I love this song … and the meaning of it! Let it be. Let it go. Let it happen. Have a peaceful mind. Acceptance: It is what it is! To be honest – isn’t […]

May 30

Be You. Find You. Be Happy with that!

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” Last weekend I had a wonderful day with one of my best friends. We do this quite regularly. Such a day always gives me a lot of energy. We had a wonderful lunch, enjoyed the moment, and […]

May 12

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

“Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good” It seems like it’s pretty easy when you read this quote, but … I am struggling with it quite regularly. ;-)  So… let’s make it simple.  ‘Don’t Worry and Be Happy!’  Worry is a total waste of time. It […]

March 17

How to Simplify Life!

“Nobody is going to Simplify Your life for you. You’ve got to Simplify things Yourself” Last week I read an article in the Dutch magazine ‘Happinez’ about ‘the Richness of Simplicity’.  I immediately recognized a lot of things. What I liked most was that a solution is in fact quite simple. In the end we have […]

February 24

A Dose of Optimism!

“It’s not What You Look At that Matters, it’s What You See.” ~ Henry David Thoreau As long as I can remember – even when I was a kid – I wanted to Look at the sunny side. Make people happy. Make them smile. On the other hand I did not want to see the […]

December 23

Enjoy the Moment!

‘We are always getting ready to live, but never living’ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson This is so true. I think that most of us are doing this every single day. We plan and we say ‘I will do that when….’ But are we doing all that ‘getting ready’ and missing out on the bigger picture. This […]

December 16

Less Stress & Positive Energy

Reduce stress by surrounding yourself with positive energy. That’s sometimes easier said than done, but I do believe in the essence that it all starts with optimism. Think positive and positive things will happen. ‘Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy’  Here […]