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.~Helen Keller~
I have been thinking a lot about change these past few weeks. Maybe because our oldest has graduated and is really about to set out on her own and I know that her life is changing drastically, which, of course, makes a change in ours.
For the most part, I am a person that is resistant to change. Almost any change, but especially small ones. It bothers me to no end when they rearrange the aisles in the grocery store or re-do any of the book sections at the library. Just this morning as I was checking out my purchases at Wal Mart, the clerk and I discussed all the changes that Wal Mart is going through and how neither of us appreciated it!
But, I know that change is good and there is always a purpose for it. Not so much changes at Wal Mart, of course, but changes in our lives. When we are young, it seems that we are too busy trying to 'make' something of ourselves to really get to know exactly who we are, yet, as we get older, different things become more important to us.
Things like home and quiet contentment--sitting outside, watching the birds at their feeders or laughing at the rabbits that like to run through our yard and into the field beyond. I also enjoy walking down by our little lake close to sunset and watching the fish as they jump up from the water to get the food that my husband throws to them. The first time we hear the whippoorwill every spring or see the first 'lightening bugs'--a true sign that summer is here!
So, as in the Helen Keller quote above, I am trying not to look too long at that closed door, because I know that something else, something that is meant to be part of my life, our life is about to happen. Romans 8: 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
I hope that all of you are doing well with any of the changes in your lives.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in in." Psalm 118:24