On Closing Doors

When one door closes, another opens;
but we often look so long and so regretfully
upon the closed door that we do not see
the one which has opened for us.
 – Alexander Graham Bell


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  1. I so needed this reminder today. <3

  2. Jenny,

    Me, too.

    Funny how every time I look at that closed door, I wonder if it might open and reveal a new and improved version of what was never going to work in the first place.

  3. Ditto… today has nothing to do with the N, but disappointments nonetheless. Closing the door is scary because there is uncertainty and unknowns. I have to trust that I will persevere and there is something better in the future. Don’t give up…don’t give up…don’t give up…

  4. Z,

    Hope you are feeling better today.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    p.s. Where did the summer go?

  5. I am better today, thanks. I let it go…
    I am in the middle of clinging to the pool and looking forward to my jeans. :)

  6. Hi Jesse,

    I LOVE this quote!!! It seems you always have the right words, the right post, and the right timing. You are simply amazing!

    Thank you for writing and being here!

    Summer? What summer? Seriously?? It totally evaporated!

  7. Z,

    When one of my kids complains about a sore toe, I suggest they bump their elbow. *jokingly* Then they’ll be thinking about their elbow instead of their toe.

    The best way for me to forget about a problem is to put on a bathing suit, then I’ve got a whole new set of problems. *ugh* ;)

  8. Lynn,

    You are always SO encouraging. Thank you. :)

    I think I see the end of summer’s tail – out the front window, under the leaves that are turning from green to red. The kids and I are headed out to spend the day trying to catch it!

    p.s. Thank YOU for being here.

  9. Haha. I do that to my kids too, but I (jokingly, of course!) ask if they want a swat on the arse instead! lol.

    I am worried that I will have the same problem with my jeans after wearing dresses and skirts all summer and my shoes will feel like handcuffs after sandals :/

    Thanks for the distraction! :)

  10. Z,

    Any time… it’s those little distractions that provide a respite from the anxiety and stress.

    p.s. I wore jeans yesterday. It’s good to get that first time after summer over with. *sigh*

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