I showed up late this morning to work out with my trainer. He had another appointment after me that couldn't be switched and told me, "We have an opportunity." He then suggested the options to work out on my own, reschedule for the next day or try to do an abridged workout to save time.
I was intrigued how he approached my shortcoming of being late with choices and suggested we view the situation as an opportunity. Not many people can do that. Being late is annoying. He could have easily made the decision for me. You're late, you missed it, so sad. Instead, he looked for a solution.
Each day we have opportunities sitting in front of us–in our relationships, marriages, work, free-time. I don't think we can ever be reminded enough to seize the opportunity.