Faith & Inspiraton | The BridgeMaker - Part 3

gifts of getting older The Best Gifts the Years Give

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Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan

Joyful moments happen every day and peace can turn into calamity in an instance. The world is wired to give us pleasure and to deliver pain.…

love can give Love Can Give a Little More

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Today’s Inspiration: Somedays it feels like the world is crashing down. Rejection, disappointment, defeat – somedays it’s just too much. So, on when the world feels like it’s only getting darker, know this: Love can take it and then give you a little more.…

small ways to show love Small Ways to Show Love Everyday

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We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen

After more than 30 years of marriage, I’ve told me wife, “I love you” over a million times. Every time I say these words I mean them with a genuineness that lives deep in my heart.…

one true desire What is Your One True Desire?

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Today’s Inspiration: What is your one true desire? Is it… …being a good parent? …loving your partner the way he or she wants to be loved? …following your passion in spite of the challenges? …extending kindness to everyone you meet? …honoring God or your High Power with all your heart?…

30 simple things for 30 days 30 Simple Things in 30 Days

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Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau

Personal change doesn’t happen at once. It takes patience, commitment, and personal change takes a plan.

The need to simplify

The last seven years have been difficult – perhaps the most painful stretch in my life.…

tiny love challenges Book Giveaway: 365 Tiny Love Challenges

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You can do something, right now, to create more satisfying relationships. – Lori Deschene

Special Announcement: Today’s post includes a free book giveaway of Tiny Buddha’s 365 Love Challenges. If you are reading by email, click through to the site to enter.…

creating your life The Zeros and the Ones

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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

You can thank a bunch of zeros and ones for giving you the opportunity to read this webpage, or to read anything online. Known as binary code, zeros and ones make up the base code that represents digital data.…

fall in love Fall in Love, Every Day

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Today’s Inspiration: Allow your heart to be open to give and receive love every day. Tell your partner how much you love him or her, kiss your children goodnight, and be sure to save plenty of affection for yourself, too. …

100 things to do before you die 100 Things to do Before You Die

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Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. – Matt Cameron

You’re alive.

It seems like an obvious fact, but one that we let slip away too often. It slips into boredom, into sadness, into regret. . .

But you are alive.…

fall is best season The Best Things about Fall

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Today’s Inspiration: Embracing personal change begins by a having the motivation to seek it. For me, it’s autumn and the beautiful prompts the season gives to celebrate change and how it makes my life more peaceful and content. Here are some other amazing things about fall that make me happy, too: – cool, brisk air – pumpkins spice lattes – and pumpkin-flavored everything – bonfires – cuddling under blankets…

prayers to encourage More Simple Prayers to Encourage You

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When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there. – Unknown

A few years ago I wrote How to Release the Pain: 20 Inspiring Prayers. These prayers come from thoughts I discover while writing. They are usually one sentence long and give me a healthy way to process what’s happening in my life.…

what matter most Savor Every Moment

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Today’s Inspiration: To be in the moment is to live in the moment. Too often we are thinking ahead or looking ahead to the next event or circumstance in our lives, not appreciating the “here and now.” When we savor every moment, we are savoring the happiness in our lives.…