Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker

basics of love Waking Up to Love

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To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten. – Thomas Chandler
Life has a way of lulling me to sleep sometimes. Not sleep in the literal sense, but sleep in the my mind is numb and I feel so checked-out… sense.

celebrate you Celebrate the Beautiful You

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Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. – Dr. Seuss
The next time you are attending to someone’s needs, or diving headfirst into a project for work or making certain your responsibilities at home are not slipping, do something just as important as these things:
Stop and celebrate you.…

forgivness and letting go Christmas Forgiveness and the Gift of Letting Go

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I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free. – Thich Nhat Han
Our family’s Christmas to-do list has been put on hold. With a couple of unexpected challenges, the family’s focus has turned to how we can support each other and not on trips to the shopping mall or finishing the house decorations.…

Strengthens Marriage How Dual-Zone Temperature Controls Strengthen My Marriage

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You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen
Sometimes the most ordinary things can bring the greatest clarity.
I experienced a moment of clarity driving home from the Thanksgiving holiday when I realized an important contributor to the strong marriage Mary Beth and I have built is something completely ordinary – dual-zone temperature controls.…

skipping lunch #SkippingLunch

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu
The Christmas season is here. Radio stations are playing holiday music, stores are beautifully decorated and gifts catalogs from L.L. Bean and the Kansas City Steak Company have been carefully inspected to find the right gifts for the right people.…

simple path to giving thanks A Simple Path – To Giving Thanks

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart
The holiday season is here. Between planning a trip to Virginia for Thanksgiving and getting a head start on our Christmas shopping, Mary Beth and I were in the thick of it on Saturday.…

You-Matter Would it Matter?

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To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have ever doubted yourself or believed you aren’t enough, this is for you.
If you have ever lost hope, this is for you.…

make every day count How to Make Every Day Count

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Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. – Bob Moorehead
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Recent losses have reminded me that life passes by quickly. Since I can’t go back and delete what I don’t like or rewind my life so I could have lived it differently, the best I can do now is to make every day count.