DOORS

OFTEN TIMES IN LIFE, A DOOR WILL CLOSE WHEN IT IS SUPPOSED TO.  WHEN I SEE A DOOR, I think of what it signifies;  opening and closing.  Depending on our awareness level, we may not even realize a new door has opened, but every opportunity we receive, a new door  opening stands for.  Often, we don’t recognize the opportunities when they occur in our life.  What we do notice are the opportunities that we view as lost ones.  

Most of us have heard the saying, “when one door closes, another one opens.  It is important in life to be grateful for the good things that happen to us.  If we have an attitude of gratitude, we can be thankful for doors which open for us long before we notice doors closing.  It is sad, that we seem to notice closed doors, or opportunities ending, more than we do.  It occured to me as I  wrote this, my sister always had an “attitude of gratitude” and when she started to feel sorry for herself, she often stopped feeling this way by creating a “gratitude list”. 

If I had been thankful for each day I had with her and treated each day as a “gift” it was, I would have recognized the”open door” she offered every day she lived.  These are gifts in our life signifying meaning and wisdom or those people we care about or love.  Every day I had her, I should have enjoyed the “open door” of her life.  It is too late for that now, but her advice and voice I still hear in my mind.  So very often, what she shared with me was brilliant.”  When the door closed, (her death), I certainly recognized that.  I should have been more present and aware while she was living, being thankful for each moment shared with her.  We take for granted an open door and reminisce over closed doors too often.  

Let us take a look at a partial definition in the Webster Dictionary for a door.  

Webster Dictionary for door-a revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard, an “OPEN DOORWAY”. 

Daily Wisdom Words Definition of Door-a vehicle used as an analogy for moving in or out of new opportunity and opportunities ending. 

No new door opening will ever replace my sister and her life. No matter how busy she was, if anyone needed her, she gave the time needed to help them even when she struggled to help herself.  She knew the meaning of an open door recognizing its significance. When she moved away from the gratitude she felt for a new opportunity, she made a gratitude list to continually remind her that new doors can  open or close at any time.  Appreciating an “open door” or new opportunity was just one of her many gifts she bestowed to all.  It is truly sad when we don’t realize enough the opportunities God presents to us, until it is too late.

Thank you for reading.  Samantha LeBoeuf

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Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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