A Simple Path | The BridgeMaker - Part 4

A Simple Path

Simple paths to positive change.

enjoy the small things A Simple Path – To Enjoying the Small Things

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”Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.” ~ Frank Howard Clark

Every day we are presented with the most amazing things to enjoy. We don’t need to wait for the next big thing to come along when we have perfectly-sized things already with us.…

hold on tight A Simple Path – To Holding on Tight

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“No Day But Today” ~ Jonathan Larson

My daughter Caitlin is a few feet away from me right now. Since she moved to Miami last summer our time together is limited, but always appreciated. This visit, however, was not planned. Caitlin is in an ICU bed at Mercy Hospital.…

jumping in with all your heart A Simple Path – To Jumping In With All Your Heart

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius

There it is. Do you see it?

It’s nestled between the cell phone bill and the peeling paint. But it isn’t due in 30 days and it’s not an eyesore. In fact, it never requires a price to be paid and it is resilient enough to weather any storm.…

building your house A Simple Path – To Building Your House

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“My body is my home.” ~ Lygia Clark

My house will be 50 years old in a few days. I’m not referring to the house made from wood, stucco and concrete that stands in Overland Park, Kansas; I’m referring to the house that stands deep in my heart and made from materials that are even stronger.…

get back up again A Simple Path – To Getting Back Up

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“If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.” ~ Chinese Proverb

Sometimes we don’t see the blow coming. We fall to our knees as we wait for the shock and pain to retreat. These surprise attacks steal our happiness, shake our confidence and leave our world a little darker.…

Pouring Down Your Love A Simple Path – To Pouring Down Your Love

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“Love isn’t love until you give it away.” ~ Michael W. Smith

If the world ever needed your love, it needs it now. The hurting, the lost, and the lonely need your love right now. The people you pass on your way to work, the single mother, and the homeless man need your love right now.…