Thursday, July 8, 2010

Open windows...

There's a small wooden plaque that sits on my desk. A painting of a window with the sun shining through. Painted underneath are the words, "God never closes a door without opening a window."

Last week I resigned from a job I had originally assumed I would be at for a far greater length of time. One of my final obligations was to write a short editorial on our Little-Big Adventure--the adult/child adventure race--for a local sporting magazine. The editor enjoyed the article and when he read my bio he contacted me about writing another piece on a separate topic. And just like that...a window is thrown wide open.

"If a door is shut, attempts should be made to open it; if it is ajar, it should be pushed until it is wide open. In neither case should the door be blown up at the expense of those inside." --Julius Kambarage Nyerere


9 comments:

marit said...

AWESOME!!!

Kate said...

ROCK!!! Woo hoo!!! Congrats!!

Sean said...

But on a side note, I would like to point out that I'm GOOD at blowing up doors - special classes and everything...

Christina LMT said...

Congratulations!

Dori said...

Aw...Sean...you know if I need something blown up you're the first person I shriek for! But in this case...really, it was unlocked already. :)

Donia said...

love this quote...just saw it somewhere else this week!

Dori said...

Bwana Greg posted it earlier...I snagged it from him! :) Mzee Nyerere was an amazing man!

ourladybeth♥ said...

No way(!) That's incredible! Bravo, you!

Suburbia said...

That's wonderful, so pleased for you