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50 True Things about Life, Love and Loss

By on Sep 08, 2012

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie

A message from Alex

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50 true things about life, love and loss
  1. Savor every moment. It’s the only one that is guaranteed.
  2. Leave your mistakes in the past. They don’t define your value, then or now.
  3. When you hear your inner voice speak, it’s a good idea to listen.
  4. Ask for what you want – believe you are worthy to receive it.
  5. Kindness is like snow. It makes everything it covers more beautiful.
  6. Say, “I love you…” Don’t wait; tell the people you love today, tell them right now.
  7. Sincerity is the bridge to intimacy. It opens and closes based on how the honesty travels.
  8. There is no perfection in beauty – only grace.
  9. A leap of faith begins when you start trusting your heart as much as you do your head.
  10. Don’t use your words as a weapon.
  11. Forgiveness isn’t about letting the other person off the hook; it’s about freeing you of the pain.
  12. Reach out and touch your world today.
  13. My brother’s death is teaching me these things about loss: It’s okay to feel the pain; to grieve the loss; to believe that tragedy doesn’t always have to make sense; to think that life just sucks sometimes; to want to be happy again; to ask for help to get back up.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – from a headstone in Ireland

  14. There’s a hero in you when you look over the fence and know your grass is greener.
  15. Real love is sustained when we make the choice to feed it with our deliberate passion.
  16. Life is about doing, not just being.
  17. Celebrate the good things when they happen.
  18. You are stronger than you think.
  19. Why not you and why not now?
  20. Saying nothing can sometimes speak the loudest.
  21. Forgive yourself.
  22. Only you can give your power away. No one can take it from you.
  23. Letting go isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength.
  24. You cannot change or heal what you do not acknowledge.
  25. Try to see the best in others, not the worst.
  26. No one else can contribute to the world like you can.
  27. The temptation to quit is strongest the day before you realize your dream.
  28. Don’t rent your life, own it!
  29. Fall in love, every day.

    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle

  30. Save some medicine for yourself.
  31. Opportunities exist every day to choose love.
  32. Would you rather be right, or happy?
  33. Look in a mirror and make the commitment to take care of the face you see.
  34. Compliment more; complain less.
  35. Courage is about following your heart in spite of what your head is telling you.
  36. The way to love big is by doing something small every day.
  37. Give more than you take – and never keep score along the way.
  38. Don’t’ wait for the weekend to enjoy life.
  39. Realize you are more than enough.
  40. Six essential words for a happy marriage: Forgiveness, faith, trust, humor, passion and friendship.
  41. Fathers share a part of their child’s heart; mothers share a part of their child’s soul.
  42. You light up the sky with your amazing power. The sun simply soaks it in for the world to see.
  43. It’s never too later to start over.
  44. A promise kept is trust coming to life.
  45. Offering encouragement doesn’t have to take many words; it just has to come from the heart.
  46. While love may feel fragile at times, if treated with care, it may bend, but it won’t break.
  47. Purpose is what keeps you moving forward in life – it floods your soul with passion.
  48. Life is a journey that is travelled no matter if you like the road conditions, or not.
  49. Do something good every day.
  50. The point of being human isn’t to fear death, but to live as boldly as you can along the way.
The path ahead

The path ahead is waiting. While there will be unexpected turns, I know as long as I hold on to my faith, keep love alive and face each day with confidence, the path will keep leading me to my purpose – no matter how many unanticipated turns are waiting.

I also know there are more true things to learn. So, I will be right here writing, sharing and knowing that I don’t have to walk the path alone.

My family will be with me, and I hope you will continue walking with me, too. The BridgeMaker will keep connecting people who want to share their journeys for many more years to come.

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts

  • Isn’t it great to have people tell you that you look younger than you are?! You have a great list here. Several of the ideas jumped out at me, but the one that seems best today is that it’s never too late to start over. I have just started a new martial art–going from a black belt in one to a white belt in the new one. It was really hard for me to let go of feeling somewhat competent and embrace being a brand new beginner again. Starting over at 60. It’s all good.

    • It’s all good indeed, Madam Black Belt. You are awesome Galen, and I think age as nothing to do with it!

  • Shadre Sanford

    Alex it is good to see you in a younger look then you are (hope that continues with me). But love the posts and guides you give. Me myself have been going through a lot and still is but your messages helps me to see a new and different light. After all this time reading your blogs this is my first post (which is sad..lol) but i enjoy reading and look forward to every piece of help you give. Happy Anniversary and continued success.

    • Yea, me too Shadre. Thanks so much for being a long-time reader, and encourager. There’s still plenty more to come!

  • Hi Alex,
    What a beautiful list and it is great to see you on video and love the graphics. I looked at the list and thought if we just followed the first 9 life would be wonderful then I kept reading and each one touched a heart string.
    Happy Anniversary and thanks for all your inspiration, you give so much joy to the world and make a difference.

    • Your ongoing support really touches my heart Suzie. Thanks for all you do to encourage me.

  • Melody Fletcher

    Ok, my God’s honest reaction to your video was: “You’re 50?!?!?!?!” You look like you’re in your late 30’s, Alex. Seriously. I don’t want to belittle your wonderful message and it was really great “seeing” you, but I can’t not tell you. :o)

    Happy shiny puppy hugs and happy anniversary!


    • I was traveling back home last night from a business trip. I grabbed a burger and a beer at Chicago’s Midway – I got carded. The server thought I was 31. I love you and the restaurant server!!! I also love your support Melody – thank you!

  • “Don’t rent your life, own it!”…that one got me Alex, indeed they are all worthy statements…terrific post, Thankyou
    be good to yourself

    • That one grabs my heart, too David. For me, it’s about not going through the motions, but living boldly. Thanks for your continued support!