When One Door Closes

We’ve all heard the expression “When one door closes, another opens” In my experience, that has not been the case.

In my experience, all the doors are closed all of the time.  In that case, there is the saying that when a door closes, a window opens. Unfortunately, in my case, the windows typically have bars on them. For me, for 19 years, they were literal bars.

In some cases, when the one door closes and another opens, that open door is a trap and you should avoid it. Sometimes closed doors are protecting you from something worse on the other side. Unfortunately, you probably won’t know it was a trap until you are on the other side and the door has closed behind you.

Doors can be a tricky thing. You can spend years looking for that open door, wondering why the doors aren’t opening for you without realizing that perhaps the doors are protecting you from what’s on the other side.

So, be careful. Every knock on the door isn’t opportunity. Sometimes a closed door is a good thing.

8 thoughts on “When One Door Closes

  1. Remedial Stitcher November 27, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    How very philosophical of you!

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  2. chemrat November 27, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I agree 100%. Some of the greatest gifts I have received in my life were doors slamming in my face. It just took hind sight to see it.

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  3. Jess (Randomly Jess) November 28, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Those are some deep thoughts you’ve got going on! 🙂 I know that it’s true but still– deep thoughts!

    Liked by 1 person

      • Jess (Randomly Jess) November 28, 2018 / 10:53 am

        Should post a warning when it gets that deep— it was way to early in the morning for that! More of an afternoon/evening read. 🤣

        Liked by 1 person

      • theycallmetater November 28, 2018 / 10:54 am

        I’ll be sure to add a disclaimer next time


  4. Snuffy December 2, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Very true. It can be hard to appreciate a closed door until well after the fact.

    Liked by 1 person

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