Thursday, November 15, 2012
When one door closes, fortune will usually open another. -- Fernando De Rojas
Sometimes we concentrate on our losses instead of our gains. We see a chapter in our life closing, and we mourn. We must leave some friends behind, or say good-bye to a life we enjoyed. We must give up , which had become our best friend and only comfort. We may even have to leave our families, at least for a time, in order to concentrate on our own needs.
We need to grieve all these losses. Then we can see more clearly what our new life has brought us. For every loss, we've gained blessings. For every friend gone, we have the chance to make many more. A whole new life awaits us when we're ready to be part of it.
When we gave up the fake comforts of our past, we found genuine comfort in sound sleep and healthy bodies, in peaceful days and serene nights. When we were ready to give up anger and resentment, we found generosity and forgiveness toward other people, and toward ourselves, too. In our new chapter of life, it's true, one door has closed. But another, better door has finally opened.
Today help me be grateful for my new life. Help me grieve my losses so I can appreciate all that awaits me.
From the book Body, Mind, and Spirit by Anonymous
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