Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker

love without saying a word Speak Love

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Speak low, if you speak love. – William Shakespeare
You communicate with thousands of words every day. From what you say – to what you write, words flow through you and touch others in conversations, emails and notes.
Words also flow into you.…

keep your faith How to Keep Your Faith Strong

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Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life can be bittersweet sometimes.
There are some days when it seems like every wish or dream is coming true. And then there are some days when the clouds begin to fill in and block the light.…

shake off the cold Brother

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“As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” – Cassandra Clare
Brother,
Seeing the lilies nudge up from the cold earth helps me remember your birthday will be here soon. The sign of spring is comforting to see.…

soul on fire Set Your Soul on Fire

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Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames – Rumi
Is there a hole in your heart you can’t explain? Is there a hunger inside of you that’s not being satisfied? Is your soul ready to catch fire and burn for something so meaningful that your life will change forever?…

ovation box Moving Forward with Gratitude

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward
About a year after I finished my university degree, I awoke realizing that I was not happy at all. I had taken a job in Asia teaching English on the vague assumption that I might there find (or figure out) what I wanted to do with my life.…

show real love How to Spread Real Love

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If you’re going to love someone or something then don’t be a slow leaking faucet – be a hurricane. – Shannon L. Alder
There’s only one thing that will change the world. It won’t be the words we speak; the books we write or the donations we make.…

change your life Afraid to Change

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They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol
Personal growth is something that I have always found intriguing. Both personal and professional development are the kinds of books I read. Always seeking ways to improve myself both in and outside of the professional setting.…

finding peace Perfect Peace

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You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. – George Michael
When the world begins moving too fast, where do you find perfect peace?
Do you find it under the elm’s graceful branch
or in the taste of the sea salt on your lips?…

power of a kiss The Power of a Kiss

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Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases. – Chinese Proverb
The Kiss (above) was painted by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1909. A print of Klimt’s masterpiece hangs in my house. It serves as a mirror by reflecting the urgency, passion and sweetness a kiss can have.…

#thegoodstuff Just the Good Stuff

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And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars. – Beth Revis
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Mary Beth and I are faced with our yearly dilemma – how do we want to celebrate it?
My wife and I made a pact several years ago that we wouldn’t be influenced to give each other the obligatory card or the required roses.…

give way to fear Give Way

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You have to dream before your dreams can come true. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Emily just finished playing the lead role of Rose in the musical Dogfight…. At 16, my daughter was simply wonderful.
Yep, I’m a proud parent, which is one reason why I’m saying she was incredible.