Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker

Autumn portrait of a beautiful young woman laying on dry autumn leaves The Best Answer to Peaceful Living

by on

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
After years of soul searching, reading books, and writing more than 700 blog posts to learn more about the life I want to create, I think I’ve found the best answer to peaceful living.…

life is short Life is short, so…

by on

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. – Sarah Louise Delany
As I roll into my mid-50s, the urge to cherish every day grows stronger.
The things that once annoyed me now remind me that life is in motion.…

love without saying a word Speak Love

by on

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

by on

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

by on

“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

by on

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

by on

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

by on

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.…