Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Today is my birthday. So, instead of spending the day writing and returning emails, I’m going to take the day off.
After spending a lazy day by the neighborhood pool, my family and I are going to do a tailgate at the Kansas City Royals game and then (hopefully) cheer on our hometown team to a victory.
When I consider the more than 500 posts on The BridgeMaker, there are a handful that stand out. These posts are not necessarily the most popular, the most read or even the most shared on Facebook and Twitter; but they are the most special to me.
These five posts are written from the heart and serve as gifts that help me heal and grow. If I never write another word, these posts will be enough to tell the world my story.
And by sharing my story, maybe I can help others heal and grow, too. I can’t think of a better gift to give; or receive.
I wish I could have a mulligan, a do-over, with being a father. I wish I could go back in time and start again. I would have done it differently. I would have been a better dad. >> read more
These unspoken desires create the storms in our life when we ignore their warnings. Some things are better when they are simply acknowledged, but left alone; some things should never see the light of day. >> read more
I tried to keep our connection alive a little longer by sending him emails after his death. The emails told my brother what I was doing, thinking and feeling. The emails helped me express my grief during a painful time. I’m sharing these emails to remind the world that Eric lived here and his goodness will live forever. >> read more
Sometimes the simple path to gratitude is created by appreciating exactly what we have and wishing for nothing more. >> read more
It is these differences that add the planks to our foundation. Even though some of the planks may creak and bend at times, they’re not at risk of coming apart because they are joined together by the strongest force I know – our love. >> read more