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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

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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

  • Sorry to hear about your loss, but I’m very glad you’re sharing your lessons here with everyone. I very much appreciate your authenticity and it’s inspiring to see you doing your good work with Bridgemaker. I’m with you and look forward to many more lessons to come. Gratitude Alex.

    P.S. It is truly hard to believe you are 50. I need to drink what you’re drinking! 🙂

    • And I look forward to sharing these lessons with your David! Thanks for reading – and for your encouragement.