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Thursday, December 12, 2013




We are given many opportunities in life. Each and every day.
They come in obvious forms and in ones that we need to really think about in fresh ways, to see.

Opportunities to make a friend, help someone, give back, do a good deed.

Opportunities to move ahead in work, make better financial choices, organize our homes.

Opportunities are there, each day to improve ones health. Eat right, workout, increase ones knowledge.

Opportunities to become more positive, hopeful, increase ones faith.

Why then is it so hard to see these opportunities, if they are all around us, every day?

Are we stuck into the same old rut, with blinders on? Just looking at things one way?

Are things always obvious? Do we have to search for things that are right under our noses?

I have found that there are many ways to look at the same thing. I may lean towards the one I know, or have been told that is the way it should be, but I like to see the best in everyone. Even in a bad situation, I know that something good will come out of it. That is just the way that I am wired.

This makes opportunity jump out, at me, a bit more than maybe someone that is negative. Expecting the worst, stuck in the same old, pattern.

I see time to ACT on it. That may be my hangup. emoticon

With my positive attitude, I will make it a game, today and hopefully each day to find the opportunities, that are given me and then ACT on them! Not let them slip by.

What a waste that has been in the past, and would be if I continue to not act.

How thankful to have the opportunities, we are given.

The opportunities to follow SP and all the good advise..the videos, the tracking.

Why grumble and complain about being stuck, not making progress, when I have been given these great opportunities, both with my health and other areas of my life?
Grab on...use them. There is no room for grumbling, when we just need to do something.

What if I just took advantage of a third of the opportunities, given me, each day?

I am thankful for the opportunities and will now act on them to lead a fuller life.

I will not settle for what I have.. although I am happy, there is always room for improvement.

Here I am...56 and ready to act on the opportunities given to me.

It is going to be a GREAT year!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SPARKFRAN514 1/5/2014 1:32AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon what a great picture of you and you . cheering you on in 2014

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IMREITE 12/14/2013 1:55AM

    I sometimes struggle to look for opportunities. i tend to miss things or have a bad attitude. i am working on the attitude so i can take advantage of all the opportunities that i get.

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MARLINDA5 12/14/2013 1:22AM

    What a nice picture - love your smile

Good attitude and so true about opportunities

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/12/2013 6:16PM

    You are so pretty!

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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 12/12/2013 2:08PM

    I LOVE your outlook on life! Being positive is contagious. Yes, many people grumble, but it's nice when we learn to stop and become grateful. You're right, opportunities are all around us.

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BILLB000 12/12/2013 12:58PM

    Excellent thoughts Chris. And good perspective. I find , as I age, that opportunities become even more important. Particularly to try to help create opportunities for others.

When I entered my 60's, my level of gratitude increased greatly and my desire for experiences and opportunities to help increased. I am seeing the finiteness of life now. Not a bad thing. I am grateful to be here at this point in life.

You should put your alphabet blogs in a book!

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RAINBOWMF 12/12/2013 8:32AM

    You go Girl

emoticon you teach us a new lesson each day

Thank you

Love Mary

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FUNLOVEN 12/12/2013 8:26AM

    I'm with you Chris. I think we could all do with a little more positive and a little less negative. At least I know I could. I have a tendency to be a "half empty glass" type of person. I think this is because I always want to push myself to do better. I know that we all have our struggles, but wouldn't it be great if just for one day we could all be more positive towards the opportunities that surround us!

I have been given the gift of time which gives me much more opportunity to prepare for my family's Christmas celebration. I'm going to put that time to use today and get some things checked off me "to do" list emoticon

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