What lies beyond the other side of my door?What lies indeed. I could open my door and go on an adventure. I could wander about, hop on a plane or train, or drive my automobile to faraway places. I could have a grand life “out there”.
I could also stay on this side of my door and have adventures. I have hundreds of books that could transport me to the 1700’s and times of swashbuckling adventures. I could visit Robinson Crusoe’s island, I could go to war, or I could get in a gunfight at the OK Corral.
Sometimes my door has led me into human predicaments that were best left alone, had I only known what lay on the other side of those thresholds. If I had stopped on this side I’d have more money and less heartache. But this is not the time nor place to play the “If Only” game.
My door has sometimes been a knife and fork, and today that has led me into recovery mode from heart surgery. I seem to have eaten a slice or two too much of bacon and pecan pie and such.
My door has opened to some amazing adventures in the work place. Oh, the places I’ve gone and the people I’ve met. Pretty amazing.
You do see, I hope, that this is my door I speak of, and the door knob is always in my hand. It’s called ‘choice’ and I have used it all of my life.
I’ve opened the door to some less than prudent relationships and I’ve also hit the jackpot with Carolyn.
Choices! We never get far from this gift, do we?
What are the doors you face? Where do they lead? And the BIG one … are they right and appropriate for you at this time?
This is what is on my mind today.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time