Thursday, January 26, 2012

It is said that when one door closes, another one opens.  What we don't often hear is the rest of the quote: "we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."  For most, it is the later part of the saying that rings most true.  How often have you lamented, pined over what has past only to have the next best thing completely pass you by?  In this transient world of change, how is it that we often settle ourselves into a comfort zone and then are surprised when the door slams shut and we must look for the next one to open? 

There has been a world of unexpected closing doors lately.  Emotions have ranged from despair to wallowing to fretting.  Every aspect of the change that would inevitably come from these closed doors has been assessed and analyzed.  Options have been weighed, scenarios have played out, and consequences have been entertained and brooded over.  Sometimes the answers are not obvious or easy to come by.  But what is important to realize as yet another seemingly closed door is suddenly in front of you, is that other doors do unexpectedly start inching open.  That's the moment you get a glimpse of what just might be on the horizon.  And it's often that just that glimpse is just enough to get you through. 
Quote - Alexander Graham Bell

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