Build Bridges, Not Walls

Have you ever thought of a bridge as a pathway through the "middle" of something? If you haven't noticed, we kind of have a "middle" theme here at Hello Wednesdays 😂

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Thank goodness for bridges! I love the poem titled The Bridge Builder by Will Allen Dromgoole.

An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
 
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
 
The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;

Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”

Let's build bridges for each other! Let's find ways to lift others!

Why not pave the way for those that will come behind us?

Why not protect those that follow?

We all come to a time in our lives where we feel stuck, when we feel defeated, discouraged, or lost.

What a glorious sight it would be to see a bridge, a way out, a way through, around, under, or over?!

Can't we build those paths for others?

Let's be Bridge Builders!

xoxo,

Betsy

P.S. Who's with me?? 😀❤

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