Doors are Opening Everywhere

Helen Keller once said “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

A lot of us can identify with Ms. Keller’s statement, and when we really think about it and reflect on past closed doors, we find that dozens of doors opened after that closed one…we just didn’t notice them at the time.

The operative term here is “open.”

When we stay open, opportunities in work, relationships and service reveal themselves.  Our interests are allowed to expand into areas we wouldn’t have guessed or otherwise explored; our imaginations get challenged  (along with our creativity and endurance!).

And once we let ourselves settle in to the newness and surprises of our chosen door instead of complaining about the closed one, we find rewards that would have gone unrealized illuminating themselves in abundance.

Doors are always opening, all over the place.  We just have to let ourselves notice.

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