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When Opportunities Fly Away

Updated on April 11, 2014

The title of this hub was chosen after I saw an awesome scene that would have made a wonderful picture. A beautiful egret (I love this bird) was near this stream and rays of sunlight covered by rain clouds were pouring shine upon the lines of waves formed by water drops. As I plead for Froggy213 to turn back the car...the egret had flown away. I took a nice scenery shot though an element was missing; an element which no one else but I will see when looking at the picture. As we kept our way, my mind also flew thinking in how many opportunities fly away, and in the flight came The Bible...God's Word in Ecclesiastes 3:1 which says: "For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven."

Opportunities could fly away but it does not mean that hope flew also. There is always another chance while we have life. Sometimes we think that nothing more is left, but like the picture without the egret, a nice scene is still to be admired.

Focusing in what we do not have makes our life dull, sad and keeps us away from being productive. Count your blessings not your misery is a common quote but in occasions hard to practice.

Life sure is a blessing even when we do not get what we want.


Hope should never die

We can not change our past, but we can try to make our future. Why "try to make" instead of saying "make" without adding the verb "try"? Reality says that we are not alone in this world and nature is upon our own will. I try to make a good picture, but the reality of the egret was another in it's nature. Do you understand?

We wanted a job but we didn't submit on time or we were not chosen. We loved that person but we were not loved by them. This is when I say that acceptance is not a choice...there is nothing to choose in these situations, but we have the hope to deal with another decision in a similar situation.

Our experiences are great when we learn from them; we should have an open attitude to see our "failures", to know our strength skills, and to understand that life also depends on factors out of our control.

Perhaps an opportunity flies away, but it is also said that when one door is closed another door opens. Hope should never sparks existences!

Blessings all around us

When opportunities fly away; if we cope with a hindsight, I assure a smile will shine on our countenance.

Today an egret flew away from a scene I wanted for a picture. When I was at home, as I downloaded the pictures, I remembered with gratitude how many times nature flirted with me. Today at work I took some pictures I want to share:

Since an egret flew away;

a dog chased me all the day.

God used flowers for His love to say

and our vows we went to replay.

The dog, the flowers and our vows

a dog chased me all the day.
a dog chased me all the day. | Source
God used flowers for His love to say
God used flowers for His love to say | Source
More used flowers for His love to say
More used flowers for His love to say | Source
Our vows we went to replay.
Our vows we went to replay. | Source


Be happy with what you have because the grass is just as green on your side of the fence. Opportunities might fly away; remember there is another day and perhaps you were closed to them and did not perceive them but at least they were there.

I encourage you after you finish your day to go over your experiences and see what was blind to your eyes.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Don't let this opportunity fly away

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Kathryn L Hill thanks for reading and commenting. That dog is still walking around the halls and I have many pictures of it with his pack. I have been tempted to take it home with me...but we have almost a zoo doing that.

      Miracles are all around us and that is exactly one of my purpose with this article. Many times we focus in what we don't get and still there is so much to be grateful.

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      Kathryn L Hill 5 years ago

      Was the dog following you a response from the heart of God... therefore a little miracle?

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      seamstobesunny Deb ...we come a long way from SU. Thanks, when real friendship comes nobody is able to destroy it. Blesses!

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      seamstobesunny Deb 5 years ago

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      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from In Nebraska After Hurricane Maria

      Great hub honey, I really wish I could have backed the car quicker, but you got a hub from it anyway.

      Voted up; beautiful and awesome!