“Whenever one door closes, another door opens.”
I don’t really see things this way.
I don’t expect for God, the universe, my wife, or the bathroom attendant to open the doors for me. I see that there are always multiple doors, multiple options, with multiple hallways to explore. I believe that it is my responsibility to get to knocking, turning handles, kicking-in, or blasting through those doors.
I have a propensity of kicking down doors that lead to property that doesn’t belong to me or those that lead to where I am not welcome. I also have a tendency of avoiding the doors which lead to paths that are overgrown, difficult to clear or require a lot of work to travel. Even worse though, I have a history of sitting in a chamber of doors and crying because no one will twist the knob for me.
All my opportunities are contingent on my willingness to turn the handle. Just because it is made of steel doesn’t mean it won’t open and simply because it is made of paper is not a good reason to tear it open. There is work to be done if I want for things to be different. As they say, “If you lock yourself in a closet and pray for a sandwich, you will likely starve to death.”
It’s important for me to keep knocking, turning handles, kicking through hinges, and blowing off doors. The fact that it is locked today doesn’t mean that someone on the other side won’t open it for tomorrow.
“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Have a good day today.
Peace, Love, and all things Beef related,