Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Favorite Quote: Happiness

"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 that has been opened for us."-Helen Keller

I love Helen Keller's wisdom. This brings to my mind the experience of losing a love relationship ... or of having a beloved friend decide that she doesn't want to spend time with you anymore. It's a challenge to look around when you're so busy staring at the closed door ... hanging on and mourning what you've lost. But eventually you must accept reality and move on. And one day, happiness will come again as a joyful surprise.

Photo: Handmade Whimsical House by Artsy Clay


Rosebud Collection said...

This is all so true...Another thing I try to do is "forgive" of the hardest things..I always tell the girls, this is worse than any sickness, it never heals if you don't let go.

kim* said...

maybe if we closed the door before with cheerfulness and not regret, then we would not be scared to open the next.