As the month rolls along, my appreciation for this A-Z Challenge increases. Today is the "O" day of the Challenge. Each day I spend time thinking of words that begin with the daily letter and then decide on which ones I want to use and why.
My choice for blogging today is Opportunities and Options.
The older I get, I am recognizing more and more Opportunities all around. I know they must have always been there, however I am aware of what might actually be an Opportunity even though it is packaged a little different than I would have chosen:
My job ends.
My car breaks down.
I have to move.
My youngest child moves out.
Believe me, none of the above are experiences I would have picked and those experiences usually do not happen with the best of timing. But these can be Opportunities to:
find a job that will feed my passion and purpose.
get exercise, learn the bus route and take time to sit and meet new people.
move to better home with great neighbors.
focus on myself and learn to overcome the quiet.
I am welcoming the twists and turns of life as just Opportunities to learn, grow, experience and perhaps live a little better.
For me, Options go hand in hand with Opportunities.For every experience, I have a list of Options I can choose from. I can:
welcome the Opportunity.
become discouraged and give up.
feel sorry for myself.
look for the positive.
Of course this is only a small list of Options I can conjure up in my mind when faced with the unexpected. I am learning though, the Option I choose really can create my attitude towards the experience.
What are some Opportunities and Options that have been presented to you lately?