May 19, 2013


"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

How true for us humans.  A career counseling person said to me recently, "It is easier to find a job than it is to leave a job."  She is essentially saying the same thing as Helen Keller.  We humans generally hate to let something go.  We tend to stay far too long in situations that are not good for us.  I read recently of an activity where you write down all the activities you have done for the past month, and then you draw arrows beside each activity.  The arrow points up if that activity energized you, the arrow points sideways if the activity was neutral, and the arrow points down for any activity that depletes your energy.  Then, one looks at the activities that are depleting and chooses to:  delegate, dump, or do it differently.  A simple way to discern what activities are blessings and which ones are odious.  We do so many things out of obligation; or at least a sense of obligation.  Let us instead do things out of a sense of joy.

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