I love this quote by Emerson. Though the picture shows a gate on an Irish path I once walked, the application is the same as though that gate were a door.

Emerson’s words can have different meanings. Simply put, when we open a door, we do two things:

  1. Invite something to happen
  2. Give someone opportunities

I didn’t have to open the gate in the picture, but I did choose to walk through and siege the opportunity. On the other side, I found a farmer with his dog, and we had a lovely conversation.

When you encounter a door or a gate will you do what Emerson suggests and be an opener?