Have you ever felt nostalgic as you see a period of your life that is seemingly coming to a close?
Sometimes it is a move to a different country instigated by a new work assignment. Parents can very easily relate to this when looking at their children growing so fast - one moment we are keen to see them grow up, become more independent and easier to take care of, while in the next, we yearn to stay in the moment while they are really young and just being child-like. Sometimes, we feel nostalgia for the good old days in a relationship that has since evolved to a level which we no longer feel we belong to.
Remember that when one door closes, another opens. And it's as if it happens simultaneously. So for a new door to open, another may have to close.
Helen Keller said "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 which has been opened for us."
Learning to turn our attention from the closed door and towards the open one is in many ways like learning a new skill - almost a new art form. From there it is not only looking towards it, but through it, into the possibility of what's next.
In your life right now, perhaps there are some doors that have closed, or are in the process of closing. At the same time, there are doors opening, inviting you into this next stage of your life.
Pay attention. Look through the open door and Enjoy the View!
To Your Greatness!