Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Sail Away to the Land of Opportunity {Five Minute Friday}


Five Minute Friday

Lisa-Jo Baker is back with Five Minute Friday. I am jumping in with the many others that write for five minutes on Fridays on the same topic. I looked at the word prompt today and thought I might skip out today, but instead started typing and this is what spilled out. Opportunity knocked and this is what was standing there right at the door.

The prompt for today is: Opportunity



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When I look at this word I wonder.

I am not a risk taker and at times have turned down opportunity for fear of failing.

I suppose for some this word builds excitement, but for me, one who tends to over analyze, it laughs at me in the face and at times makes me run in the opposite direction.

I have been given opportunity and have slapped it silly and who is the one that loses out?

At the beginning of this new year, as I focus on the small thing, building on tiny habits in order to transform the landscape, I pray that I will be attentive to the opportunities that I have already been given and the ones that are sure to come.

As this year begins, I wonder about tossing my fears to the wind and head strong into the opportunities that arise in this ocean of life.

I know, I am not a strong swimmer, I only go in the water when it is a way to cool down, but it seems wondrous to sail away to the land of opportunity, where I can let my hair down and laugh at the days to come.


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Are you the type to get excited at new opportunity or are you often tempted to walk away and pretend nothing was there in the first place? 

1 comment:

  1. :) your comments on swimming remind me that i have this opportunity to learn swimming (though i love water, i never did and maybe i should now)

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