"We'll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It"

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 Transitions can be intimidating even for those experienced in dealing with change. A bridge helps.

I was apprehensive about crossing this bridge. Then, rationalized that people live back there and cross it daily, if not several times a day. Then, I relaxed and realized what a beautiful setting I was in. I drove across and made it fine.

Great living parables don't come along every day. This was the message I received-)

Living in today's society we are taught to plan. Sometimes things just work out better if we make decisions when the need is presented to us rather than fretting and worrying about things ahead of time. We don't want to miss the joys and opportunities of "Now".

A bridge is symbolic of "help". For example, the other day I had a blow out on Highway 90 going to an appointment. Just as I placed my spare on the pavement and took the jack out, a couple of nice men in their 30's pulled over and asked if they could change it. I was rolling again in about 7 minutes. I made my appointment on time. Their help was my bridge. The same for the young man that took his time to go for tow rope and pull me out of a ditch which I had landed in by attempting to pull over and let him pass me on a barely 1 car lane. (The ditch was covered with growth so that I thought it was solid ground...sounds like another Parable:-)

Rural Bridge in South Mississippi. ©Suzi Gravenstuk

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Richard Ruggaber
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I love this! What a great post. Thank you for sharing this post.

Apr 11, 2011 12:31 PM #1
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Suzi Woods, Prior Independent REBroker in MS

Richard, you are funny! I think I was editing when you made your comment. The photo op was a gift I will treasure. I am glad you love it as well. Incidentally, it captures the lush green of the Mississippi country side in April, too. PLUS, I forgot to add that--REALTORS and other real estate professionals are also that bridge at the right time. Many people could make moves with far less stress if they would use a bridge:-) 

Apr 11, 2011 12:36 PM #2
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Kathy Clulow
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Suzie - a very pretty setting indeed ..... on first look I can understand your hesitation to cross over until you evaluated the situation ..... a wise move in my books

Apr 11, 2011 12:41 PM #3
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Kathy, "Wise Move" coming from a REALTOR:-)

Apr 11, 2011 12:44 PM #4
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Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
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Good thoughts and nice photo. I'm glad you had "good" success in your tire change on I-90. Sometimes you never know if it is truly a good samaritan or whatever these days. I'm glad there are still plenty of "good samaritians" out there. You are right about worry and fretting over changes, rather than just crossing the bridge with it is placed in front of us.

 

Apr 11, 2011 02:29 PM #5
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William Johnson
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Hi Suzi, A wonderful photo. I love bridges and this one is very different from many that I have seen. I enjoyed your message about making the decision when you "Need" to. 

Apr 11, 2011 03:56 PM #6
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Paul, South Mississippi seems to be well populated with Good Samaritans; yet I seem to be blessed with helpful people wherever I am. Its almost like a game Providence plays. I also need to be on the lookout for when it is my turn.

Thank you, William. I have not been a bridge fan. This just made its way into my life and caught my attention.

Apr 11, 2011 04:38 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Suzi - That bridge reminds me of a scene out of the 1930s or 1940s.  I would be a little fearful driving across that one.  It doesn't have any sides to it.  I get nervous just looking at it:-)  Neat photo!

Apr 12, 2011 05:49 AM #8
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Myrl, thank you. I'm always looking for ways to make any experience a positive one. It seems this photo did the trick. It also reminded me of the many times I have been scared out of my wits to take a certain action but did it anyway. Rewards may not only be at the end of a rainbow, but across a rickety bridge. In the last years some major bridges of steel construction have fallen and injured many. Yet daily, people cross this bridge without mishap... The world would stop if we let apprehension and fear win.

Apr 13, 2011 02:37 AM #9
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