Love & Relationships | The BridgeMaker - Part 2

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.…

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. …

How to Bring More Love into Your Life How to Bring More Love into Your Life

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The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. – Morrie Schwartz

Love lives at your core.

It defines how you see the world, how you see others and more important love defines how you see yourself.…

10-Things-to-Tell-Your-Wife 10 Things to Tell Your Wife Everyday

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Sometimes life gets in the way and husbands don’t always find an opportunity to tell their wives how important they are to them.…

life is short Life is short, so…

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Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. – Sarah Louise Delany

As I roll into my mid-50s, the urge to cherish every day grows stronger.

The things that once annoyed me now remind me that life is in motion.…

love without saying a word Speak Love

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Speak low, if you speak love. – William Shakespeare

You communicate with thousands of words every day. From what you say – to what you write, words flow through you and touch others in conversations, emails and notes.

Words also flow into you.…

power of a kiss The Power of a Kiss

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Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases. – Chinese Proverb

The Kiss (above) was painted by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1909. A print of Klimt’s masterpiece hangs in my house. It serves as a mirror by reflecting the urgency, passion and sweetness a kiss can have.…