DOORS


Let me say first of all, this lovely photo is by Henri Le Sidaner - The Garden Door, The Console, 1924

Doors are fascinating, aren't they? An appropriate quote by Helen Keller, "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." We all know Helen Keller was blind and yet she could "see" in so many ways. Such wisdom from someone who did not embrace her limitations but "saw" beyond them and shared the wealth with us.

I'm not sure who said it, but truly there are none so blind as those who will not see. Where am I going with this? Much of the time, we don't see what is right in front of us be it in our personal or professional lives, relationships, opportunities. It's as though we stare at that closed door hoping by some chance if we keep looking at it, it will open or evaporate. You've also heard it said that if one door closes, a window will open. Point made.

I love to spend some time using my imagination and envisioning what I desire. As kids we all did that to some extent. But as adults we often think it's a waste of time or silliness. To clarify, I disagree wholeheartedly. Bumping around in life and letting it bump us around is no way to live. Sometimes just a photo of a dream you have can stir the imagination.

Ok, another movie reference here. As I was watching "The Magic Of Belle Isle" last night, the author played by Morgan Freeman had lost touch with his ability to imagine and a little girl next door helped to open his eyes again to the huge world of "seeing" what's not there so to speak. She asked him to teach her how to use her imagination and after great resistance, he agreed. She didn't get it right away and in the whole process, his eyes were opened again.

What do you want in life? No matter your age, be it a young adult, middle age, senior or a teenager, let's take time to use our imagination and start to really live our lives. Perhaps this will speak to someone who needs to "see". Close your eyes and open your heart. See for yourself.......

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