When One Door Closes, Another Closes

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes, another opens.” This is a rather optimistic viewpoint. I am sure it helped drive this great inventor to keep experimenting, despite repeated failures. Without this drive Bell might have just given up and abandoned his invention of the telephone.

We have our own little experimenter in the Bradshaw house. His viewpoint is just as optimistic, however, I think he operates under the assumption that when one door closes, another closes. You might be asking what I mean by this.

Baby Boy has learned to open and close doors. However, I think he prefers a closed door to an open one. To him he feels a sense of accomplishment when he is able to close a door. I can appreciate this because it means he is learning how things work. If he can’t figure it out he will keep trying until he does.

This sense of exploration reminds me that a closed door is sometimes very useful, as it can spur us to try new ways of doing things. I learn something new every day from this little boy that God has entrusted to us. A closed door is not always a bad thing. It can teach us to keep going despite obstacles.

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  1. Ryan, isn’t it amazing to watch that little mind work? Just a word of advice: make use of some good locks, high from the floor. When our grandson, Connor, was about two and a half, they lived next door to us (Connor still does actually.) One night he showed up in our bedroom at about 2 a.m. We had to call his Mom to let her know that he was trying out his new skill again….opening doors and locks….but had made it safely next door to us! Don’t underestimate that smart little guy you’ve got!!!

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