A Simple Path | The BridgeMaker - Part 3

A Simple Path

Simple paths to positive change.

Free yourself A Simple Path – To Cutting Yourself Free

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“Free yourself from the burden of feeling the need to hold on to anything.” ~ Steve Maraboli

There are things from our past that continue to live in our present. Beautiful memories like the birth of a child, finding love, or accomplishing something amazing can still make our hearts beat faster.…

Kindness of Strangers A Simple Path – To Kindness

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“Kindness begets kindness evermore.” ~ Sophocles

15 inches of snow covered Kansas City last week. Coming off of a winter when KC received only a few inches, this winter’s snow seemed especially deep, beautiful, and at the same time, dangerous.

When I left my house at 7 a.m.…

say the words A Simple Path – To Saying the Words

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – Shakespeare

In December, the darkness begins to creep over the horizon a little sooner. The earlier nightfall brings a sense of urgency that warns us there’s still more to do; and more to say, before the shadows take over and push the sun deep into the western sky.…

being strong A Simple Path – To Being Strong Enough

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“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~ Unknown

Every now and then our strength gets tested. A personal tragedy, not achieving a goal, or struggling with finances can test our strength. Situations like these can leave us feeling drained; gasping for air.…

gift of now A Simple Path – To the Gift of Now

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“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” ~ Cherokee Proverb

There’s some much going on around me, and inside of me. Appointments, commitments and unexpected challenges seem to pop up every day. With so much to do, I’m often thinking about what just happened, or anticipating what’s about to happen next.…

living a useful life A Simple Path – To a Useful Life

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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~ William James

Egg drop soup and fried rice was the perfect lunch combination on a chilly autumn day recently. After filling my spoon with the last sip of soup, my attention turned to the fortune cookies scattered on the table.…

live simply A Simple Path – To a Simple To-Do List

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius

Lately, my daily to-do list has seemed like an empty well. With no hope of finding water, I’ve gone to bed feeling tired, frustrated and disappointed with what I checked off that day.…

do your best A Simple Path – To Doing Your Best

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“If you try to do your best there is no failure.” ~ Mike Farrell

Autumn has arrived in Kansas.

The earth is breathing a little easier with the return of cooler temperatures. The trees are beginning to show signs of change, too, as orange and red hues can be spotted among the green.…

walk in the light A Simple Path – To Walking in the Light

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“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Chinese Proverb

Your life is a daily walk. With each step, you seek your personal path. With each hour, you encounter your personal choice: “Do I keep walking in the light or move toward darkness?”

The darkness is a place of fear, doubt and disbelief.…

letting go of guilt A Simple Path – To Letting Go of Guilt

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

Guilt comes in different colors.

Rational guilt burns a bright red, like a traffic light. It signals that your actions are not honoring you, others or the Universe.…