Five Minute Friday — Opportunity

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker (http://lisajobaker.com/2013/03/five-minute-friday-ordinary-2/) who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing. Hundreds of blogger take the time to join in … and I’m glad I am one of them.

The prompt this week was OPPORTUNITY.

Here goes. The timer is set for five minutes {clock starts now}

You get up in the morning and start your routine. Just ordinary stuff you do by rote. Maybe a little Bible reading and reflection, some time with the family, off to work, back home for more family time. It’s all pretty routine, day after day, ordinary.

But, we all interact with others all day, dozen, maybe even hundreds, most tangentially. We don’t even realize they are there most of the time.

It’s all ordinary … unless you rattle off a well-placed word, or smile at a stranger, or hold open a door for someone you don’t know, or — like the despised Samaritan — stop and help a stranger just because he needs help. It could be as simple as picking up a dropped paper or more serious like helping out at an accident.

It is those times the …

STOP

… ordinary becomes extraordinary, not because we did something but because we allowed the light of the Lord to shine through us. Let’s be extraordinary.

Five minutes sure does go fast!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:  The virtuous person is a happy person.

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About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Opportunity

  1. Great post! A lot said in 5 minutes. 🙂 Take time to stop! I love to live that way and have been blessed over and over for doing so.

  2. Lisa says:

    The small things we do can make us someone’s hero…even if we are just doing what is considered ordinary. Thanks for the reminder.

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