Introduced in February 2013 – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay. The linky will be open right up to next Friday, after which I will have a new prompt and a fresh linky.
100 Words On Saturday 4 Prompt : CLOSED DOOR/S
Β I stand behind it staring.
“Shall I open it?”
“What will I find it behind it?”
“I’ll let it stay that way.”
“Nothing will be the same again.”
“Am I really ready for change?”
“It’s better to be safe than sorry.”
“It didn’t turn out well the last time.”
“How much will this cost me?”
“What will I miss out on if I don’t?”
“I’m taking a chance.”
“I’m doing this now.
I’m opening the closed door of my mind.”
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. ~Harold Wilson
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~W. Edwards Deming (Thanks, Michelle)
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Viktor Frankl
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. ~Shunryu Suzuki
The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble. ~Henry Miller
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. ~Denis Waitley
Change is inevitable β except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher
If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. ~John A. Simone, Sr.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. ~Washington Irving
When you are through changing, you are through. ~Bruce Barton
Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. ~John Kenneth Galbraith
What can we take on trust
in this uncertain life? Happiness, greatness,
pride β nothing is secure, nothing keeps.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~Confucius
Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett