“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
Alexander Graham Bell
Don’t we often, instead of looking for the next option, waste time on brooding over what is lost irrecoverably? The loss hurts, harms, rattles, clouds our thinking and it needs some inner strength to wipe our tears and clear our vision. My previous generation had to face calamities after calamities, but most of them could get up from the ground, wiping their tears and clearing off the dust and mud and even blood on their body and walk ahead.
My understanding is that it is their unflinching faith in God that helped them at their worst periods to come out of the devastation. I was watching the Mahabharath serial in the Star plus channel and every time I watch that serial or read that epic , I am awestruck at the courage of the characters in facing the thunderbolts of life. Our own problems are nothing before theirs.
”I have lost everything”, we say. We never lose everything. There is always something left, somewhere in the corner and if locate that floating log and hold on to it, somehow we can reach the shore and once we are there, to build another castle much bigger than the earlier one is a possibility.
Let us all be provided with a floating log by the Almighty if you have faith in Him or by another agency, it could be even your faith in
your own strength.
superb postings –
very well written