This is a response to the one-word prompt “Vanish” by “The Daily Post.”
Do you know the feeling of wanting something badly only for it to “vanish” from sight? Or what about seeing an opportunity “slip through your fingers” and only then realizing the chance you had after you lost it? I seriously doubt that there is anyone on the planet or in the whole history of humanity that has not felt that deepening loss of something slipping through their fingers at least once. The thing to remember when we do see an opportunity vanish before our eyes; is not to be discouraged but rather encouraged.
There will always be opportunities in one’s life, and there will be so many that we will never be able to take advantage of all of them. In fact, a lot of opportunities require you to either give up another or have missed another one. When you have an opportunity or anything you want actually “slip through your fingers” or pass you by; it can be the best thing that ever happens to you if you realize what you could have had and what caused it to “vanish.” When you do, you are able to learn from the experience and be extra motivated to do better for when the next opportunity comes along.
To have something “slip through your fingers” is nothing to really be upset about (although it can be) but rather it can be a rewarding experience for those willing to learn and adapt. For those that are, the experience/s can and often is one of the most important factors in their later success/es in life. So when was the last time you had something “slip through your fingers?” What did you learn from the experience; did you learn something? Don’t dell on miss opportunities, but instead, learn from them.