Friday, May 25, 2012

Five-Minute Friday: Opportunity

Remember Sara? I wrote about her a couple of days ago.
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One of the things that Sara did on her blog each Friday was to link-up with The Gypsy Mama's blog.  Lisa-Jo (author of The Gypsy Mama) created 5-Minute Fridays.  
In her own words:
Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.
On Fridays we write with gusto, unselfconscious and flat out.
What can you write in five minutes flat?
We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.

Well, y'all, I'm finally going to do this!  Actually, I had made a couple of attempts when I was over at Facebook; but those don't really count.  Facebook is not a blog.  Now, Swirlings . . . Swirlings is a blog!

Today's 5-minute topic is "opportunity".

Without further adieu . . .


Whether we know it or not, we are bombarded with opportunities every day.  It's our choice to partake of them . . . or to reject them.  When we say, "I'll do that tomorrow," we are essentially risking not being able to receive that opportunity again.  Sometimes tomorrow never comes.

What opportunities have come your way lately?  Which ones have you embraced and which ones have you ignored?  Are you content with your choices, both ways?

We don't have to welcome every opportunity that comes into our lives; that would actually be foolish.  But.  We should examine each opportunity as to its worthiness.  Is this a valid opportunity?  Will it help me or will it hinder me?  What do I need to do to get going with this opportunity?


OK.  There ya go.  My first 5-minute topic.
(And lemme tell y'all - for me, that was a bit of a challenge; being the pondering thinker that I am as I write; fiddle, sometimes it takes me days and weeks to think-through a blog post before it ever gets written!).

What about y'all?  Anyone want to link up The Gypsy Mama and participate in her Five-minute Fridays?    If so, here's her blog link again.

Thanks for reading.
Y'all be blessed,


  1. 5minfriday is fun, right?!
    I like how everyone can do it all so different...such variety.
    thank you for stopping by my blog.
    you were like reading a smile.

    1. Thanks for stoppying by, T!
      I'm glad you had a smile. :)

      Be blessed,

  2. I am the same - only having 5 minutes to get a cohesive thought out is hard for me....i like how you put a name to my thought process....a pondering thinker!

  3. Nice to meet you, Sarah!
    Thanks for reading.

    Be blessed,
    (pondering thinker cohort)