Faith & Inspiraton | The BridgeMaker - Part 2

you deserve to be happy Sunday Inspiration #24

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Happiness isn’t something you have to earn. There’s no status you have to qualify for to be happy.

Being happy doesn’t diminish the amount of happiness in the world. You don’t need to feel stingy about how happy you can be.…

simple-things Give Your Heart to Simple Things

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Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Post Update: Mary Beth and I are with our son and daughter-in-law this week as we welcome their beautiful daughter into the world. I thought of this post and wanted to share it again because it’s a reminder that love, family and the simple things are what matter most.…

a simple path to giving yourself a break A Simple Path – To Giving Yourself a Break

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Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali

Over the Christmas holidays I didn’t write a single word and I gained seven pounds. For more than a month, I exchanged long-standing habits for new ones. While not ideal, the new habits might have been just what I needed.…

facing Goliath Facing Goliath

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Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. – Og Mandino

I left home for my 12-day trip on Sunday, Dec. 27.

The original plan was to leave on Monday, but with the prediction that Winter Storm Goliath would bring snow and ice to Kansas City on Monday, an early departure seemed prudent.…

ways to love 101 Ways to Love Each Other

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I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. – Calvin & Hobbes

Expressing love to our partners, children, family and friends not only strengthens communication it also improves connection and intimacy.…

ask before it's too late Take the Time to Ask

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

Every Monday morning I drop off my dry cleaning and every Thursday morning I pick it up.

The dry cleaners is conveniently located on my way to work and behind a Starbucks.…

begin again Beginning Again

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Today’s Inspiration: An inspirational video for anyone who has had to make a fresh start. Change takes courage and it can be scary, but embracing your passion and the life that has been created for you is thrilling. All it takes is that first step.…

show real love How to Spread Real Love

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If you’re going to love someone or something then don’t be a slow leaking faucet – be a hurricane. – Shannon L. Alder

There’s only one thing that will change the world. It won’t be the words we speak; the books we write or the donations we make.…

life is amazing This Life is Pretty Amazing

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Today’s Inspiration: It seems like our days are jammed packed. But when we stop and remember that we are here to be human beings and not just humans doing, then we get a better view on how amazing our lives can be.…

conscious-connection Face-to-Face and Heart-to-Heart

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When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves. – Jack Kornfield


The tactics for achieving re-connection are obvious: email less and talk face-to-face more; turn off the television during dinner and ask one question beyond, “How was your day?” And crave the human touch more than the satisfaction of receiving a text message.…

mistakes-proof-trying Mistakes are Proof that You are Trying

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Today’s Inspiration: No matter your past – or the mistakes you have made – or the things you have been told about yourself that aren’t true – believe this: You are worthy to have your heart’s desire.

We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.…

you matter Decide That You Matter

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You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from. – Werner Erhard

Glory Finds You

You were made to be exactly who you are. You have a purpose. A path has been created to take you on a special mission.…