Doors of Closure, Windows of Opportunity
Every individual I know has had doors shut (or slammed) in their lives. These closed doors can bring great stress and devastation in a person’s life. I am going to use my sister as my example (without her permission, but I do not think she reads this blog often, so she probably won’t even catch me!) Anyhow, my sister’s first job was hell for her. She was working as an elementary school teacher for a principal who was very critical of first year teachers. She was so miserable that she quit after 4 months and did not finish the school year with the class. Shortly after she left she was hired by a company that required an in-person training. The employees stayed in a hotel for a few weeks while they were training them. While at her job training, my sister met her husband (they have been married for almost 7 years and have an adorable son).
Her miserable job situation forced her to make a touch decision to resign. As horrible as it was, she closed the door to an educational career. When she opened a window with a new company, she met her husband. As painful as her teaching position was, had she not suffered the pain she may still be single and teaching today.
Often when doors slam we will find windows of opportunity around the corner. If we are able to view the closed doors as opportunities for new beginnings and growth, it makes it easier for us to be receptive when the windows open in our lives. When a door shuts in our life, can we find the strength to take a big breath and gain closure so that we can truly move on to the next opportunity life has in store for us? I know that, no matter how painful the change is, I do not want my life to remain stagnant. By allowing myself to be open to new opportunities I place myself in a position to be receptive of all the new gifts life has to offer.
Today will a door close or a window open in your life? Either way, I hope that your closed doors make way for beautiful windows of opportunity, new life and growth.