Randy's Journey to Life

“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

This quote, attributed to Helen Keller, has been repeated over and over through the years.  When I’ve heard reference to this quote, frequently it’s been a ‘shortened version:  “when one door closes, another has been opened for us” or, something along those lines…  It’s oft repeated as a way of ‘thinking positive’ – to ‘look on the bright side’ or, ‘to find the silver lining…’ when something we interpret as bad, or negative, ‘happens’ to us.  Obviously, these ‘doors’ exist metaphorically.    

Most instances that I’ve heard these lines have come after someone has lost a job or, didn’t get a promotion they were hoping to get.  And, since most of us exist in survival mode, and…

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