Regret Over the Closed Door

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These closed doors are in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. There are no stairs going to the doors. What a mystery. There was no-one around who spoke English that I could ask to explain.

This week’s Wordpress photo challenge is about regret. Below are three quotes about regret that can help us move along in our life’s journey.

This closed door has burn marks. Another mystery at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

“When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” Shannon L. Alder

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” Alexander Graham Bell 

People have to face regrets.

“Becoming mature means . . .

  • learning to accept what you cannot change,
  • facing unresolved sorrows and
  •  learning to love life as it really happens, not as you would have it happen.

This was the coolest closed door at the Church of the Sepulchre, Jerusalem. I have this photo, blown up, hanging in my office.

“When someone attaches unkindness to criticism, she’s angry. Angry people need to criticize as an outlet for their anger.

  • That’s why you must reject unkind criticism.
  • Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you.
  • Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.

“Life isn’t supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss.

“Life isn’t supposed to be a battle at all.

“And when it comes to happiness, well,  . . .

  • Sometimes life is just okay
  • Sometimes it’s comfortable
  • Sometimes wonderful
  • Sometimes boring
  • Sometimes unpleasant

When your day’s not perfect, it’s not a failure or a terrible loss. It’s just another day.”Barbara Sher

I am linking this post to whimsical windows and delirious doors. I am also linking it to the WordPress weekly photo challenge. This week it is “regret.”

Related post . . . 40 ways to live life without regrets

NOTE: I have the good fortune to partner with Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans for a giveaway of her tote pattern to a Fruitfulwords reader. (I was one of her pattern testers.)  Go to this link for the details. The deadline to enter is February 26, 2012.

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  • 1. 2e0mca  |  . at .

    I don’t think they’re burn marks on the door – possibly a mix of oil and human hand prints from the daily opening and closing of the doors… Those objects by the marks are part of the locking mechanism. You can see them in this photo. Apparently the open and closing of the church is carried out by 2 Arab families to avoid conflict between different Christian groups. Hope this helps explain one of your doors.

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    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      I love it when mysteries are solved.Thanks so much for your reply. Your explanation makes so much sense.

      Thanks also for that extra tidbit of info about who locks/unlocks the door.Our trip to Jerusalem was a whirlwind of activity. I know I missed lots of cool photo opps and history..

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