Happiness and Open Doors

“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 that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller


It is natural to focus on closed doors as we reflect on the past, process our emotions about an ending, or are unready to move further in our lives. As we attribute our attention toward the past, we may miss opportunities or pleasantries around us. This narrow vision precludes us from noticing our surroundings and the constant change of life. We may find happiness is already around us when we turn from the closed doors and open our eyes (and hearts) to noticing it.