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100 Words on Saturday 5


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

Blue Door


 I stand behind it staring.

I am
“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 — 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 — nothing is secure, nothing keeps.
~Euripides, Hecuba

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~Confucius

Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett


  1. Melissa Tandoc Melissa Tandoc March 17, 2013

    Fantastic BS! Lots of things coming to mind before taking a decision…opening my doors too πŸ™‚

  2. Diana Pinto Diana Pinto March 16, 2013

    I’ve learnt to open closed doors. It would be a challenge for me to open them. With God’s guidance there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

  3. Ruchira Ruchira March 16, 2013

    oh..late to the game. I created a blog on this, and tried to link up but, closed ;(

  4. Inspiring Citizen Rafi Inspiring Citizen Rafi March 13, 2013

    Hello Corrine,

    I have seen this but still not able to figure out the objective behind this..Could you kindly give me a brief idea please?


  5. Suzy Suzy March 12, 2013

    Love the way you went through the emotions – you took me on a journey. Very nicely done.

  6. Anne Anne March 11, 2013

    Corinne, your thoughts speak of those I keep in my heart πŸ™‚

  7. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick March 10, 2013

    I loooooooove!
    Corinne, I have a continuous dream about a room in my house I never use. When I open the door to this room, I see it is furnished and bright etc…and I think “Why do I keep forgetting about this room?”

    It’s SCARY opening new doors!


  8. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando March 10, 2013

    Bravo, Corinne! This was excellently executed!

  9. Ferb Ferb March 10, 2013

    Love this! This is really inspired me – Ferb

  10. Pixie Pixie March 9, 2013

    Well Said Corinne! Beautiful πŸ™‚

  11. Margaret waage Margaret waage March 9, 2013

    This is really lovely. I see a script of fear, longing, and hope. The door represents the unknown or paradoxically, a symbol for change. Lovely!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 9, 2013

      Thank you, Margaret for adding so much value to my post with your insightful comment.

  12. Mayura Mayura March 9, 2013

    Hi Corinne,

    We are the ones who make choices, nah? πŸ˜‰ You can wait for best time or go ahead and take the challenge then make it best off yours.

    Congratulations on being featured at Harleena’s place as a inspiring woman blogger πŸ™‚ You are inspiring indeed.

    Now mind the door please πŸ˜‰


    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 9, 2013

      You’re right, Mayura. Life is truly all about choices!
      Thank you for your congratulations and your compliment – I’m grinning here. πŸ™‚

  13. Punam Punam March 9, 2013

    This was beautifully presented, Corinne..
    No door is closed unless it’s locked inside the mind.

  14. janu janu March 9, 2013

    Ah! the Doors…my fav. Let’s open doors.

  15. Bhagyashree Bhagyashree March 9, 2013

    Participating for the first time Corinne, hope it’ s good enough. πŸ˜€

  16. Closed Door Closed Door March 9, 2013

    […] when Corinne introduced it at Everyday Gyan, I was […]

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