On the NYC Subway before the train moves, the conductor announces “stand clear the closing doors.” This is done as a disclaimer. In the event of an accident occurring due to the “closing doors” they the MTA is not liable because the passenger has been warned.
In our lives there are many closed and closing doors, and as on the subway, we must learn to stand clear. I recently had a few doors close in my face. Instead of wallowing in self pity I saw the opportunity to explore other avenues and open new doors that I would normally not have not seen. It is then that I started to believe the old saying that “when one door is closed many more will open” (Thank you Bob Marley) and that “every disappointment is for a good“
Many more will indeed open but it is up to us to seek out the opportunities that lie in wait. We cannot sit back and wait for opportunities to present themselves like magic. I have formed a habit of anticipating a worst case scenario. As a result, I formulate a plan to combat it’s occurrence and to be in a position to make decisions instead of being caught at a standstill.
The key is to brainstorm and look at your options. Being proactive instead of reactive always lessens the pressures of adversity. Look at the what Ifs and the maybes. Indeed, planning s everything but when plans fail, you cannot be caught out there back at square one.
Old talk never lies. We have all heard to hope for the best but expect the worse. Practicing this philosophy can only lessen the blows of an undesirable situation and equip you to move on seamlessly.
(A prose poem )
I love you.
Plain and simple. There are no reasons, causes or effects.
I just do.
It comes as easily as it is to breathe I do not long for you when you are gone. I take this time to cultivate everything that is me.
It makes me a better man and nourishes my personality so I can better complement you.
I hardly ever say these words Because I know that you know. When I do tell you that I love you, it means so much more like a rare flower in a desert.
I will not buy you a dozen red roses. They will wilt and die, and their beauty and fragrance will diminish over time.
I won’t buy you diamonds because they too do not last forever and you cannot carry such things beyond the grave.
Instead I will give you my devotion. My admiration and adoration will stay with you in the bosom of your soul.
I love you.