Make It Count

In daily life, thankfully we often get our share of second chances. I mean, I had parents and sometimes teachers who gave me innumerable numbers of chances to do it right, so to speak. None the less, I have learned (I hope) that it is best when possible, to make the first one count.

I have seen my share of wild opossums. Usually in the dark of night, but every so often, during the daylight hours. I have had one opportunity and only one, to get pictures of that subject.

I struggled to get clear unobstructed shots of its face, and the face is the most important part of any animal. While I got in focus images, I did not get those extremely tack sharp pictures that we want when photographing a wild critter. Especially with one we have never had an opportunity with before…….or as it turns out, ever again.

I am a mere human, so sometimes, I have to take what I can get.

I will never forget the fifteen minutes or so I had with this fascinating creature. He/she felt like a special friend. This cool annimal, made a decison to accept me.

Designed by God, but photographed by me. A nice arrangement. One I used often in my life of photography. Unfortunately I was only moderately successful. I would have loved to have had a second chance. Second chances, can be a blessing. Mostly, it is important to make it count the first time.

While God gives us a second chance, there are limits. Make it count while you are here in this body, and on this earth. There are only two places to spend eternity.
The journey begins with our time here. Make it count.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Proverbs 16:9
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.


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