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Wednesday Wanderings |Which Door Do You Choose Today?

By Stacy @stacyflutter
Happy Wednesday. I hope it’s a good one for you. Today, the Wednesday Wanderings quote that I’m exploring is Alexander Graham Bell’s famous quote, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Using just 31 words, he has a way of righting a person’s perspective as if it were a capsized sailboat laying helplessly on it’s side. I find that there are times in life that this quote is quite powerful at helping me gain a fresh perspective on my life goals. It begs of us to think about what it is we are doing.

The quote is powerful is many ways:

  • It’s an invitation to explore where we are at in life regarding what’s important to us
  • The words “we often look so long…” bring awareness to the idea that perhaps we are missing other opportunities
  • The word “regretfully” describes the importance we place upon our personal goals
  • We are granted permission to try other options
  • It normalizes us with the word “we”
  • It give us hope

Who knew that only 31 words could be so refreshing and life changing? Thank you Alexander Graham Bell. Not only did you help invent the telephone, even in death you help people reinvent themselves on a continuous basis. Now the question remains, which door do you choose today?

Growing stronger…


Wednesday Wanderings |Which door do you choose today?

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