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Spring Forward

“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

So profound.  Today I find myself thinking about what was.  It’s Spring Break and in my neighborhood people are heading off to Hawaii, Mexico and other parts south.  Growing up we never went on a vacation unless it was somewhere we could drive to and within our State, which wasn’t a lot in Iowa.  Corn looks good.  How bout them cows?  Anyway, I digress.  When I was old enough to venture out on my own venture I did.  I have a traveling spirit that has taken me to many different countries and most of the United States. After I had my kids and they were old enough to travel well, we dragged them along too.  It was great.  I could count on a nice vacation somewhere every year.  I needed that vacation to renew my spirit.  I am a traveler, a wanderlust as my mom used to call me, if you will.  

Now I am unable to afford those vacations and I find myself longing for the “good ‘ol days”.  I realize that travel is a luxury for most and I was lucky to be able to travel as much as I did.  I am content most days with my situation but my prayer today is to be able to let go of the past and move on.  Be thankful for what I had and grateful for what is to be.  I am happy to have good kids and a roof over my head. Not much more I can ask for.  

If this is you, stuck in the past, I pray for your happiness as well and the ability to open that door and walk right through it to your bright new future on the other side. 

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