Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker

Living Beyond Your Skin Living Beyond Your Skin

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The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth. – Wilfred Grenfell My next door neighbor really pissed me off last week. Thursday is trash collection day. The trucks come early so the garbage cans and recycling bins are placed on the curbs the night before.…

letting go The Rhythm of Living

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When you live completely in each moment, without expecting anything, you have no idea of time. – Shunryu Suzuki The following is a message from God
Everyone has their own rhythm of living, – for some it’s faster, for others it’s slower.

live in the present moment Change Today

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Don’t live life hiding behind your past, live for right now. – Nichole William There have been many times when I wanted to change the past, but that’s impossible. The best I can do is change today. A Bittersweet Agreement Like most people, my past is a mixed bag.…

grandfather wisdom Wisdom from an Aspiring Grandfather

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Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. – Dr. Seuss Mary Beth turns 50 next weekend and we’re heading to Atlanta to celebrate. When considering what my wife wanted to do for her milestone birthday, there was no hesitation: Let’s visit Brandon, Ashley, Blair and Baylor.

do the simple things No Life Hacks Needed

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The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. – Jim Rohn Do you play the comparison game sometimes? You know, when you compare your house to your neighbor’s house or when you compare how much you earn, the style of your clothes or the car you drive with what others have.…

good things Sunday Inspiration #25

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When you think about the things that can change your life, you might think of the negative things first like an accident, losing your job, or the news of a loved one becoming ill. But, there’s plenty of room for good things to happen, too.…

refuel your spirit How to Fuel Your Life

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The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. – Philip Emeagwali If you’re like me, there are some days when life feels like a grind. Deadlines, setbacks and disappointment can zap your energy. When these days come around, it’s good to know there are a few secrets for approaching life with a more positive attitude – no matter what’s happening.…

you deserve to be happy Sunday Inspiration #24

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Happiness isn’t something you have to earn. There’s no status you have to qualify for to be happy. Being happy doesn’t diminish the amount of happiness in the world. You don’t need to feel stingy about how happy you can be.…

simple-things Give Your Heart to Simple Things

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Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Post Update: Mary Beth and I are with our son and daughter-in-law this week as we welcome their beautiful daughter into the world. I thought of this post and wanted to share it again because it’s a reminder that love, family and the simple things are what matter most.

love with purpose Sunday Inspiration #23

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Knowing how someone wants to be loved and then providing that love are two separate things. Sometimes marriages and other relationships end because either one person does not understand how to love or meet the needs of the other; or one partner simply refuses to meet the needs of the other.…