"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."

This is a quote of Helen Keller. It is on a candle holder in my house. I look at it often. For some reason when I read it today, it rooted itself in my head...How often do we live in the past...holding onto memories & emotions that do not allow us to live in the present? Don't get me wrong, I cherish tons of memories of my past, however, I cannot keep looking in the rear view mirror at the circumstances I cannot explain nor understand. I think this applies not only "happiness" doors...we also focus our attention on times that caused us much pain...My best days are ahead of me...as are yours...So, I am purposing to look for my opened door(s) of happiness...I am determined to find them...I know you'll find yours too!

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I can NOT believe this...about two months ago I had dinner in Tulsa with a friend [name withheld to protect the innocent]. After dinner we walked around the mall for a bit...we wandered into this bookstore and I picked up a quotation book. (to back up a bit...I had had a rough week and was venting some)...I opened it to a page where I saw this quote. I pulled out my trusty camera and took a picture of it. I was going to blog about it but haven't done it yet. How amazing is that!!

October 8, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

Welcome to SITS!

October 9, 2008 at 12:50 AM  

Great post! This is so true, we have always got to be on the look out for the open door or window.

Hope you're having a great day!

October 9, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

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