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One Dozen Halloween Treats Just for You

By on Oct 30, 2011


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart

The past three weeks have painful. Dealing with my brother’s death has been one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do. But there’s has been one steady, encouraging force during this time – the heartfelt support given to me.

Handwritten cards, emails, telephone calls, and blog comments have all given me much-needed medicine to counter the pain.

Now it’s my turn to give back.

Monday, October 31 is Halloween here in the US. It’s a day we dress up in scary or funny costumes and then go door-to-door asking for treats (at least our children do; we just eat the best treats afterwards). Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. The crisp air and beautifully-colored leaves remind me that change is happening, again.

And with change, a peaceful renewal is born.

So, thank you for the comfort, love, and friendship. Open your trick-or-treat bag and allow me to give back a small portion of what you have given me.

  1. Let this quote lift you up on the days you feel discouraged, “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama
  2. And then listen to The Stand by Kristian Stanfill (Reading by email? Visit the blog to hear this song – just click here.)
  3. An important reminder: If there fences to mend, people to call, loved to be shared, be sure to do it today; do it right now. Tomorrow arrives too soon.
  4. My prayer for you: May you find the strength to stop deferring your dream to someday, and start working on it – today!
  5. Enjoy my eBook How to Love Consciously.
  6. Of the nearly 300 posts found here, read my favorite: Confessions from a Recovering Father.
  7. Like you, I read blogs too. Here are three of my favorites: The Bold Life | Tiny Buddha | The 100% You.
  8. The key to change…is to let go of fear.” ~ Rosanne Cash
  9. You are invited to join The BridgeMaker community on Facebook – a place for daily inspiration.
  10. Download your free copy of A Manifesto for Making Kindness a Daily Habit. The manifesto’s contributors are among some of the kindness and most talented bloggers in the blogosphere. Each blogger contributed thoughtful, simple and easy-to-do ideas. There are 132 suggestions in all.
  11. Here are two posts I’ve written, but you may have never read. I wrote these for other blogs: What Makes a Relationship Great? and The 15 Timeless Secrets of Happy People.
  12. No matter what, you will never be alone. If you need someone to lean on, just ask me. And remember this: You have come too far to give up now. Stand your ground. Stay strong – with me.

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts

  • Just like your love and support Jk!

  • Hey there Alex,

    Your willingness to give even in such tough times is absolutely generous and inspirational. Thank you Alex!