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Five Minute Friday ~ Opportunity

On Fridays,  Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama, gives a writing prompt and inspires fellow bloggers to write for five minutes. The rules are "no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking".

Five minutes is tough for me. I like to process my thoughts and then process my words to best voice my thoughts. But five minutes is good. Sometimes when one is short on time and pressured to produce, honesty can flow. The writing may not be polished but the real shines.

Today's word is OPPORTUNITY


We may not all have the same circumstances, the same opportunities, the same hardships, or the same blessings but we all have the same amount of time in our day.

24 hours. Oh, how I waste many of those hours. 

A gift of time has been given to me, for each day IS a gift.

How will I use today? Will I use it productively? Will I in someway use this day to bless another?

Today, I will finally get the laundry folded. Today I will dig in the dirt. Today I will dance around the yard with the children. Today I will take the time to sit with a little one and read a book. Today I won't waste the moments. I will make the most of each minute that has been given me. 

Today is a beautiful sunshiny day, the day after the rain. I welcome today.

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  1. This post makes me smile! I am just about to head outside to plant my vegetable garden. I think I might have to encourage my little guy to dance in the yard with me... :)

  2. I loved this post - so full of life and earthiness and joy in God's creation.

  3. Hi neighbor...I thought about writing about time too...I am learning to is more about the small choices than the big one...moment by moment choosing leads to the big choices. thanks for the reminder...blessings as we choose well~

  4. I love this! What a great idea to write for 5 min. and to share your thoughts. I would love to do this, and may have to join in someday ~

  5. Thank you, Ladies, for your kind words.

    Emily Fay, you should join us! It's so fun to see the different perspectives of one common word. It also is a good push for me to write. :)

    May you each have ample opportunity this holiday weekend to be a blessing to others and be blessed as well!

  6. Amen to all of it! I am learning to embrace the day with joy and live in the moment -- in the present with the only gifts I can take to heaven with me :)


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