Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 16

strong marriage How a Mortgage Company Strengthened My Marriage

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin The letter arrived in an envelope that looked more like junk mail than official correspondence from a mortgage insurance company. I took the bait and opened it because I wanted to make sure the letter wasn’t legitimate.…

The Good-Morning Muscle

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Don’t forget to love yourself. – Soren Kierkegaard The sound of the chirping crickets digitally programmed into my iPhone wakes me daily at 5:45 a.m. It’s a tough time to like anything or to chirp a reply to my alarm, but lately I’ve been working on a new muscle.…

Make A Wish Souls of Steal Make-A-Wish Children: Souls of Steel

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While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. – Angela Schwindt When it comes to talking or writing about the children I featured in my book, Once Upon A Wish: True Stories of Make-A-Wish Children, it is difficult to know where to begin.…

Remember Remembering Nhu

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To every scared and broken heart, you’re not alone where you are. – Candice Russell My song Remember is about a Cambodian girl who I met three years ago named Nhu. I remember being heartbroken as I sat and listened to her tell her story… Nhu grew up in Cambodia.…

finding-positivity Finding Positivity

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Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard In my mind, positivity is a broad term. It could be simply knowing that everything will work out. I prefer to think of it as a form of faith. A lack of doubt, if you will.…

power of simplicity The Power of Simplicity

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. – Lao Tzu Our lives are filled with complexities. Some of these we create and some complexities we accept and take on as part of our story. The world has never been an easy place with all its politics and deceptions.…