This is my front door. I try to make it welcoming as if to say “Good things inside!”

But sometimes life offers us unexpected doorways into opportunities. Perhaps they do not seem to be what our rational selves think is best at the time. There may be valid reasons for doubting whether to step through. For me, however, I want to be someone willing to take a risk that the outcome will be good, to say yes to possibilities and discoveries. Playing it safe does not make for a good story or an interesting life.

Adopting a kitten was not in my plans 3 days ago. But I was presented with an opportunity and here he is. I’m glad I said yes. As I type, Tesla (his name) is leaning against my leg purring. As Tina Fey once said, “Say yes and figure it out afterwards.”