“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.” –Helen Keller
Helen Keller was right on target with this statement. We stare too long at closed doors that we often miss out on new opportunities! Sometimes we make ourselves unhappy, longing for things in our past that didn’t make it to our future for a reason. It’s time to let these things go. Past relationships, hurts, jobs we are no longer involved in, our past life…It’s time to look to the present and live in it. Adele’s song “Someone Like You” is a prime example of what we are dealing with–maybe a broken or bitter past that we are not willing to let go of. She tells her old love, “Never mind, I’ll find someone like you…Sometime’s it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.” This song speaks to me because it shows a woman who has given up a piece of her heart and is having a hard time moving on. What woman can’t relate to that?
I’ve been staring at closed doors for a while and it’s time to move on in this thing called life. I refuse to miss out on the joy of my present because I’m hurt from my past. Everyone should make this declaration. Everyone owes it to themselves to make this declaration.
Be bold and strong and beautiful and happy for who you are right now. Lastly, do not be afraid of an unpredictable future. God’s got it covered.
A little wisdom from Helen Keller–a post in which I discuss wisdom.