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Today’s prompt: Opportunity
Opportunity is a word that has lost all meaning to me. It’s a joke-word at work, something that is used when people really mean to say “problem” or “issue” or “major mistake.”
I prefer to call a spade a spade and move on with my bad self.
To me, opportunity isn’t a catch phrase for something bad. Opportunity is something good, wrapped deep in layers of sparkly tissue paper, tucked neatly inside a shiny bag, complete with a cute tag on the outside that just happens to have my name on it. And just maybe..a “do not open until” instruction.
I hate those.
I’d rather rip into the gift and find out what’s in store. Patience. It’s not my thing. But sometimes, waiting can be the best part. When you work and plan and pray toward something your heart cries out for and you finally get to your “do not open until” date? What a blessing to open that gift of opportunity, to jump up and down with glee. You might even have known what was wrapped in that sparkly paper, but I bet you had no idea how GOOD it would look on you!
But maybe someone else did. Maybe they took a chance on you, on your dream, and they cracked open a door to something you’ve always wanted to do.
I’m there, sister. The gift hasn’t been completely unwrapped. The tag is still on the gift bag but I’ve gotten a peek into what’s to come and all I can say?
Thank you for giving me the opportunity live my dream with you, through the (in)couragers.