Last week there was news from our son that our 4-year-old grand-son had been misbehaving. Nothing unusual about that if you’ve been around 4 year olds. The outcome of his temper tantrum was that he lost the privilege of going on a school field trip with his little friends. The amazing part was that the our two-year old grand-daughter witnessed this event and told her dad later that evening ……. “he (her brother) wasn’t listening so he lost his “opportunity”, but I still have my “opportunity” and I also have his “opportunity”.
Coming for a two-year old, that’s pretty profound stuff.
Last night I had the opportunity to go to dinner with my wife and five other people. How often do we get the “opportunity” to spend time with 6 awesome people at once? This “opportunity” was extra special be cause 4 people out of seven that were at the table had had a heart transplant. How often does that “opportunity” happen on any given day?
In less than 2 weeks we will have the “opportunity” to watch the two little people in the opening paragraph above for almost a week. These are the opportunities that we don’t want to lose, as life is too short.
Embrace opportunities as the are presented to you. Create opportunities to live life fully. Enjoy your opportunities with family and friends at every chance. LIFE IS TOO SHORT!!
And, I guess maybe we shouldn’t “misbehave”, or we might lose of opportunity?