What Will This Day Bring? [Opportunity]

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It’s a Friday, and once again, I’m jumping on board The Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Friday bus. Writing for five minutes flat (okay, I’m not sure I’ve ever quit after 5) stretches my creativity, but more importantly, forces me to write concisely. Hope you enjoy. Today’s prompt is Opportunity.

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Every day awakes, stretches out before me. Beckoning me.

What will this day bring? In some ways I’m not sure, but in others, it’s up to me.

Will it be a good day? That depends—not so much on my circumstances, but more on me!

Will I choose to look at today through a glass half full or half empty? Will I see others and events as obstacles to get through or opportunities to pursue? Will I determine to be intentional or to merely react, to embrace this day with joy or apprehension?

There will be the mailman, the delivery man, strangers, and friends. There will be park workers, solicitors, my children, and my husband.

How will I treat them? Are they annoyances or blessings?

What will this day bring? How about opportunity! After all it is up to me.

What will you choose?



“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24, HCSB)

Wow! Another reason to rejoice is I completed my Five Minute Friday writing in five minutes for the first time ever!

Reflection: How do you begin your days? Does it matter?



By His Grace,



  1. Linda on May 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I agree that my attitude shapes my day. I could be happy if I want too. What holds me back? Feeling sorry for myself, lack of a good night sleep or wishing my kids lived closer or making their lives easier. Many things come to my mind.But, I do have a wonderful husband, my kids have good jobs, they are healthy and are raising my beautiful grandchildren. Why shouldn’t I be happy! If we open our eyes to the world around us, we can see how much we are blessed. I will pray that God will forgive my selfishness and I will praise him for my many blessings.

    • juliesunne on May 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Beautiful thoughts, Linda! Yes, we need to see our day as God does, not just through these glassy eyes. Each day is a gift and is filled with gems. Let’s look for their sparkle!

  2. Rachel Hammond on May 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I love your challenge to be intentional about each person we interact with…thanks for the reminder!!

    • juliesunne on May 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thanks, Rachel. Let’s make this day one where we glorify the Lord, whatever the circumstances!

  3. Tanya Marlow on May 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I am reminded of the words of Anne of Green Gables – tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.

    This morning started very well – the sun was shining. That always makes such a difference – don’t you think?

    • juliesunne on May 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      I love the quote, Tanya! Thank you. And, yes, sun always makes me smile; however, my daughter adores rain–I guess it is all in our perspective. My goal is to learn to look at each day as a gift no matter what it has in store.

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

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