If a window of opportunity appears, donít pull down the shade. Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.-Thomas Edison

Sometimes opportunities float right past our nose. When we stick to what is good, what is true, what is honest and what is real; when we work hard, apply ourselves, and be ready, we can grab with confidence when opportunity comes.

However, sometimes we might be missing opportunities because we have been too quick to ask HOW instead of WHY. When we want something we never have, we have to do something we have never done. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. Peter Nivio Zarlenga

I have learned that the game of life is a lot like football. We have to tackle our problems, block our fears, and score our points when we get the opportunity. Every day is a new opportunity. We can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day. Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more, better.

I'm most proud and grateful of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He has given me the vision to truly see that we can be at a lowest point but we can rise; that we can fall down and can still get back up, learn from our mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve our lives for the better. I am very grateful.

 By Tim Pedrosa


 Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is. Bob Felle

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