“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.” ~John Burroughs …
We are surrounded by possibility and potential every moment of every day. And although we may wish to look beyond our current circumstance, or outside of who we are, the great opportunity in life is right here and right now. When we actually come to realize the vast amount of opportunity that exists in our lives right now, our attitudes in life begin to change. We find gratitude for the obvious things we often overlook–such as the air we breathe and the food we eat. We know compassion, kindness, and love for our fellow man and for others in our life. We see a divine purpose in our existence. We become aware of our potential. We discover a passion for life and living it to the fullest.
Opportunities are often found in unexpected places. And if we do not expect to see them… we will not. If we are looking elsewhere, or too caught up in what we are doing and how we feel things ought to be going, more than likely we will miss out on these unexpected opportunities.
If we choose to “despise our own place and hour,” as John pleads us not to, we will have chosen to turn our backs upon all the opportunities that lie before us. Do not turn away from the potential you possess to make a positive difference today. Awareness is key–know your place; know your power; know your potential; believe in yourself. All of the opportunities and possibilities in life will present themselves to you throughout your journey in life. You need not stray off the path.
Recognize an opportunity in your life today and grab it.
Questions to consider:
What are some opportunities that you have had so far today? This week?
What kinds of opportunities have you missed, either because you did not see them or because you were looking elsewhere?
How can you learn to better recognize opportunities in your life?
For further thought:
“Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.” ~Emily Dickinson