Living Life to its Fullest

Every second of every day needs to be lived to its fullest. It is very humbling to look at this great big universe we live in and realize just how fragile life is. As a human race, we are so busy with the day-to-day "things" of just making it through another 24 hours. God gave us all our senses to enjoy this temporary place we call home. It is easier just to skim through life looking at the big things in the broad picture. We need to dig deeper to hear, see, feel, smell, and taste all those scrumptious morsels that we so often overlook in our "can't-wait-until-tomorrow" attitude. Slow down. Absorb life. Be thankful for all the gifts (tangible and non-tangible) that you enjoy. I am so grateful for the sacrifices that have been and still are being made for my freedom - both spiritually and as a citizen of this great United States of America. I am thankful that I am loved beyond my comprehension.

Leaves in the Wind

Sometimes in our hurry to get through the day, we miss special blessings that God sends our way.

The birds are singing - why the rush? Take time to listen, their songs are for us.

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Flowers are blooming - a sweet scent in the air. Slow down and smell them, Winter soon will be here.

Our flag is flying - our country is free. A price is paid daily for you and for me.

Children are playing - were we ever that young?

Show them you love them, too soon they'll be grown.

Old folks are waiting in homes all alone.

Learn from their wisdom before they are gone.

Don't let your time pass like leaves in the wind. You don't know life's schedule - when it will end.

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Soak up each moment as if today were your last day. Take time to live life - don't throw it away.

Carolyn L. Marshall

Photo credits: Carl Coffman, Carolyn L. Marshall, Display, Valeriy Kirsanov, Michael Shake, Maksym Gorpenyuk.

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November 28, 2019


Wonderful thoughts and blog. A great article to come across on this Thanksgiving Day! William ~  Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh...

August 29, 2009


Amazing how these thoughts keep coming back to us. Times are difficult at best these days. Each one of us needs to re-evaluate our priorities and focus on them. As I get older, this seems more and more important. I wonder why we don't see things that way when we are growing up.

August 29, 2009


I really like your article. Life is so uncertain and I agree,we should live it to the fullest. God has blessed us in so many ways.

March 22, 2008


Lovely thoughts Carolyn, Thank you for reminding us all that there is a big picture and we are the pixels that make the image come to life. Be happy, be colorful, make the picture bright. Have a wonderful Easter!

March 01, 2008


Zhuanghua - Thank you! I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the article looks like chicken soup, but I am taking it to mean that it's good for the soul! You make a good point. :-)

March 01, 2008


I like the image"Free for Fall B" and I agree with your view!Your article looks like a chicken soup~

December 17, 2007


Thanks for the blog. I think it is just so easy to get caught up in the rush of the silly little things we think we need to do, that we forget the "big picture" This gift of life is about living. Every sunset, every rainbow, every painted sky, it was made for us, to enjoy, to show, to live and love.

Have a wonderful and an awesome week!

November 16, 2007


Thank you, Denise. If we would just be "still" we would be amazed at what we've been missing.

November 16, 2007


another great blog carolyn. i am always amazed when i see a rainbow and look around and nobody is looking at the sky.

people are blasting music, over the sound of crunching leaves and singing birds, don't get me wrong i love music, but it would be nice just to enjoy the music of nature.

as i look out the window next to my computer the early evening sun is lighting up the reds and bronzes of our oak tree, as a breeze sets the leaves to dancing. a tiny little wren has been chiding his neighbor all afternoon, the air is crisp and cool after a surprise snow flurry last night. i can't think of anywhere else i would rather be at this moment in time.

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