Sometimes in life we find that a door closes, even though we don’t want it to, but it does. Sometimes that door that closes was long expected, and even in our subconscious, has been anticipated for a long time, but we are unable to do anything about it. We knew it was coming but we didn’t know when or how. And when that door closes, we need to accept it and move on gracefully.
Inevitably, when one door closes, a new door opens. This new door presents unlimited opportunities and possibilities. We cannot know how extensive the opportunities or possibilities will be but we are excited by the prospect and before long, we forget about the door that closed and we leap on through the door that has opened with great anticipation. In this holiday season, one door has close for me but another glorious door has opened. I can’t wait to see what great things happen next.
I am so blessed and thankful for my family. I am thankful that I have been able to help so many people in so many ways. I am thankful that I have been able to work and teach as an USA Hockey official, Canadian Hockey official, baseball umpire, soccer official, NCAA hockey official, Junior Hockey official, WHL official and also as a Professional IFL, NHL, NLL and PGA official. I am thankful that I have been given the gift of writing and have written and published so many works including 19 novels. I am thankful that I have been able to work in so many industries. I am thankful for people I have know only for a short time and who I have known all my life. I am thankful for my health and freedom to live in the greatest country in the world. I am thankful for education and travel. In this season I don’t want this to be the only time to remember all I have to be thankful for; I want to remember to be thankful all year long!