When Opportunity Knocks…

Gratitude Sunday

This is submitted as part of Colline’s blog and her Gratitude Project:

On this amazing Sunday I must say that I am grateful for opportunities. You know the kind I mean. The ones that you don’t see as an opportunity at first, and you take the step anyway, and it ends up becoming something astounding! That is what I am talking about.

Everyone has opportunities. They seem to pop up when you least expect them to. How do you recognize them? I think an opportunity is something that takes me out of my comfort zone. It is a reach, or a stretch at something new. It is something that makes me grow as a person.

Opportunity Knocking

I have had, and am grateful for, the many opportunities that seem to just flow into my life. Some I have been able to recognize, others not so much. The important thing is that we live in a time where it is easy to be duped. This requires added research on your part to insure that any opportunities you take are for the good of all involved.

Learn to recognize the good things that slip into your life. Open your heart to the possibilities. Be safe even though it may be scary. Take that first step. You never know what incredible things can happen until you do!

So… Finish writing that book! Write that poem! Take that photograph!

What are you waiting for?


Thanks for stopping by for a chat.  I look forward to seeing you visit again!

Silver Threading

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  2. Thank you for the encouragement Colleen 🙂

  3. That is what my 13 year old grandson said when I wrote him a haiku for his birthday. It will be wonderful for our sons to receive a gift from their dad and me together. That hasn’t happened in twenty-five years. Opportunities also have something to do with “when one door closes, another opens”.

  4. Great post! Funny thing, my recent unanticipated ejection from my comfort zone in the matter of the timeshare was the sort of opportunity you describe. Something in me opened up and sprung me from an old cage. Life is good.

    • I sensed that too. I am so glad for you. An awakening is a good thing. <3

      • Yes ! I am amazed that big changes are still propelling my life. I’ve had an awakening of a different sort. I told my sons that I’m in a budget crunch after clearing up our time share ownership and that for 2015 I would be giving presents to grandchildren only. Then yesterday I realized that I do have a gift to give them. For Christmas 2014 I’m going to get a booklet of my Travel Memoir Posts put together for each family. Their dad wants to add the journals he kept while camping in the Algonquin Forest. For birthdays, I’ll write a haiku for each of my sons and daughters-in-law. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. I took that incredible huge first step of publishing my first post on WordPress and just look at where I am now. Your words are not only true, but so encouraging, Colleen.

  6. Thank you so much for blessing us with your magnificent words and an opportunity to heed them. <3

  7. Beautiful…and food for the heart. A great way to close my day before going to bed. See you tomorrow on the blogosphere. Cheers!

  8. Wonderful & Great appreciation and recognition !

  9. Wonderfully encouraging.

  10. Great post Colleen

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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