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Tiny Wisdom: On Everyday Change

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“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” ~Flora Whittemore

Some decisions seem so inconsequential when you make them.

You choose not to go to lunch with your coworkers. You decide against making that call about taking a class. You reconsider your plans to go out with your friends and instead sit alone, in a familiar space, with a familiar level of comfort.

Every small decision affects the next decision you get to make.

If you don't go to lunch, you might not learn about a new position at your company. If you don't make the call, you might not find out there's a scholarship program that could help make your dreams come true much more easily than you thought. If you don't join your friends, you might miss a unique experience that you'd have cherished if you had it.

We don't have to do everything; in fact, it's just not possible. But we can choose to open doors more often than we close them. We can choose to be part of the world more often than sitting on the outside.

What doors will you open today?

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About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest book, Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for pre-order. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

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