Doors Are Meant to be Closed But Windows.....

Recently, the following phrase was brought up in a conversation I was having about opportunity:

When one door closes another always opens.

During the conversation I challenged the person with whom I was speaking to consider a more apt phrase that I prefer as I believe it more accurately reflects what opportunity is all about:

When one door closes a window opens.

Why do I prefer this phrase? To me, doors are meant to be closed. We close them for a variety of reasons including privacy, quiet and security. However, we open windows to let in light, fresh air, and the sounds of life --- especially as we head into spring.

So the next time you are faced with a challenge or opportunity will you be closing a door or opening a window?

I know what my choice will be...