The letter for today is: O, where I feature opportunity and orange.
Do we make our own opportunities?
I can't think of a single time when chance has changed my life. I've instigated each opportunity by working toward it with a positive attitude. Other people have strokes of luck—they win the lottery or inherit a fortune from an unknown aunt. Not me. I just plough ahead, doing the best I can.
I could compare each of my opportunities to peeling an orange. We know from experience that juicy pulp lies inside. But first, we need to remove the skin.
Each of my major life changes have come about after I made a conscious decision to strive for a goal.
Some say the mind influences events—you can ask the universal consciousness and wait for your desire to arrive. I agree that a positive attitude helps events come about. And maybe a loving Creator watches over us and always wants the best for us. I'd like to think so.
In the meantime, I'll make my own luck. I'll work toward what feels right and good. I'll love my fellow man and obey the commandments. Apart from that, I'd rather peel an orange than wait for good fortune to bless me.