Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Are you looking at a closed door?

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us”                                         
                    - Helen Keller


Hellen Keller sure knows what she was talking about. She was born deaf mute and blind. Hers is a truly inspiring story and if you haven't heard of her, you must read up about her!

Many of us are guilty of looking at closed doors all the time. Sometimes, some things happen because that was just the way it was meant to be.  Think of your life now and think of how it was on this day four years back.

How have you come to where you are now? What are the events that have brought you to where you are today? Do the things that you were worrying so much over in 2007, matter today? Have you consciously wronged anyone? Do you have any regrets? Would you have done something differently if you could?
Are you spending too much time looking at a closed door?


I think most people who are happy people are the  ones who stop looking at doors that have closed. If a door has closed, move on! There will surely be a better place in your journey ahead.

Trust me on this. I know.
Probably because I have travelled farther down the path than you have.

If you keep standing there and staring at the closed door, you will not get to where you were meant to be.What has happened might have caused you a great deal of pain. But there were lessons to be learnt. If you have learnt them, you have gained from the experience and made yourself richer.

So go chase your dreams. let the closed doors be! They are not worth your time anymore. You have spent enough on them.

Move on!
Go forward!

And yes, while you're at it, pause and smell the flowers and watch out for the doors which will welcome you in. ;-)


Picture clicked by me in my mother's garden



20 comments:

  1. Perfect start of the day....:)
    Even I know staring at that closed door makes you weak...makes you guilty...letting go...is the best option.
    It gives u a energy.!!!!

    Have a nice day Preeti
    Gayu

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  2. Nature's beauty makes u smile:)
    Nice click:)

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  3. I remember another quote by her.

    "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller

    And that's one nice, pretty click! :)

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  4. Apt! Timely! Poignant! And Helen is awesome :)

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  5. I love everything about this blog. This post especially had such positive vibes . Gave a terrific start to my day. Keep writing ..you don't know how many hearts u touch every day.

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  6. I was actually starting to get fed up of the pain, though there were lot of lessons learnt... Now I could smell a beautiful fower behind the door waiting to be opened, for me... Thanks a lot Preeti..God bless!

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  7. OMG Preeti!! What do I say.. I am addicted to your writing! I totally agree with what you say..If the person really wants you he wouldn't turn his/her back on you. But it takes a long time for people to realise that they should actually move on! Again I agree with you, we tend to understand these things as we grow older! I realised this only after wasting 4 whole years knocking the closed door !

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  8. Yes, Helen Keller was an amazing person.

    her quote about closed doors is very apt. W should learn from experiences and try to move ahead. for life, is never still, it is fluid and keeps moving ahead.

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  9. ur posts are something that i always look forward too :) and this one too makes me smile :)

    u r awesome preeti di... might not comment always, but the posts are always treasured, may be i will blog about it someday ;)

    love,
    sulo

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  10. ur posts are something that i always look forward too :) and this one too makes me smile :)

    u r awesome preeti di... might not comment always, but the posts are always treasured, may be i will blog about it someday ;)

    love,
    sulo

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  11. Inspiring Post ...

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  12. So true....Love your post and look forward to it always...they are so inspiring...thanks.... :)

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  13. Although, Helen was born deaf, dumb and blind. She has guided and crafted path for millions of such needy people.

    Salute to her devotion. Thank you for providing "Key" note on the subject to open closed doors.

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  14. I loved that quote all my life, amazing but difficult to remember and follow!

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  15. Hi Preeti,
    whenever i read your post i feel very confident. yeah what u have said in this post was very true.thanks for your energy giving posts.thanks a lot preeti.

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  16. Pied piper: glad it helped

    N:True!

    Santosh: She is indeed an isnpiration

    Avina;Thanks a lot :)

    Sulo: Send me a link when you do.

    Abha:true!!

    Gayathri: very very true..and when you are older, you wate only four months, not four years ;-)

    Naina: Thanks!

    Aruna: thanks! (yeah i managed to read your name in tamil!!!)

    Arjit:Good quote:

    Shachi, Shilpa and Sundari, Remya:Thank you!

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  17. Very true and apt...if we dwell too much on past, when we will move forward. Inspiring Helen and your well chosen words too.

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