Day 272 – When One Door Closes Another Door Opens

“When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed-door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
– Alexander Graham Bell –

What a great quote as this is so true!

Most people are too attached to the past, to what they are familiar with, and therefore, miss opportunities that stand right in front of them. Doors may close, but there are always other unlimited number of doors – new opportunities. The world is full of opportunities, if we could only see them. The Infinite Power is boundless, and so the possibilities are without number.

Not every plan works out. There are losses and failures, there are problems in relationships, loss of money or job, and sometimes unpleasant things happen. We don’t always have control over these happenings, but we can exercise control over our attention and attitude. When one of these things happens, and we focus our attention on the loss – the closed-door, we see only a closed-door with the resultant frustration and unhappiness, but if we could only move our sight and attention away from the closed-door, we might be surprised to discover a row of open new doors.

It might not be so easy to move our eyes elsewhere, due to various reasons, such as attachment to the old and familiar, and fear of the new and the unknown.

Many find it difficult to stop their stream of controlled thoughts, and consequently, their mind keeps focusing on the loss, failure, and frustration – the door that has closed. Will these thoughts help in anything, except of creating suffering and preventing any change and improvement?

If you agree with what is being said here, then how can you free yourself from past attachments and see new opportunities? How can you bring yourself to see, and enter the new doors that open for you?

This might need some effort on your part:

  • You will need to be more aware of your thoughts.
  • Desire to free yourself from thoughts that keep you stuck in one place.
  • Develop some degree of self-discipline.
  • Develop some concentration ability and control over your mind.
  • Take advantage of the power of affirmations and visualization.
  • Some degree of inner peace is also required, since inner peace helps you reject unwanted, negative thoughts, and become more open-minded, positive and happy.
  • Practicing gratitude can bring you happiness, inner peace and comfort in times of transition. Doing so will make it easier to detach yourself from the past, keep an open mind, and therefore see more clearly the new doors that open for you.

Don’t forget, when one door closes another door opens.

About Dave, The Gratitude Guy

Dave Block, aka “Dave, The Gratitude Guy” is an emerging entrepreneur on a mission to spread a powerful message about the importance of having daily gratitude in your life. His cause is to create positive change in the world by educating everyone, through his appearances, blogs, videos, and future projects that the best way for us to value our present day happiness is to be grateful for what we have in our life right now. If more people lived life this way, great changes would occur. Just understand that by being who you really are, you will attract more of what you truly want in your life. And gratitude is the key that opens up the door to happiness. Recently, Dave have branded himself with Thank God I... to create a new interview series called "The Thank God I..." Interview. The interviews are with empowering people from Movies, TV, Music,and Sports who have encountered hardships and had to endure tough times in life only to emerge stronger by their attitude and how they are thankful for it all. For more information, please visit
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