Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. (Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone)

When opportunity’s door seems to be closing, it often brings more than just disappointment. It sometimes freezes us, so that we can’t pursue an alternative. As Bell suggests, it’s fruitless to keep sorrowing over the closed door. We must look for other possibilities—doors that will take us into new, uncharted, but fruitful enterprises.

Wisdom: “Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life” (Proverbs 8:34-35).