Bridge Your Way To A Better Life

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There are occasions when we all put off making a decision for one reason
or another. We must accept that where we are and who we are today is
the direct result of all of our previous decisions or lack of decision
making. Accepting that you are responsible is not always pleasant but
it is reality. It becomes easier to be a person who is satisfied with
who you are which leads to self-confidence and self-respect. This frees
your mind to be more creative, enjoy your days more, experience more
positive relationships, and be able to share more with others. Your
eyes will be open to more opportunities. You will be more open to
accepting unexpected turns of events in your life. You will have more
energy and enthusiasm. Your perspective on life will be ever changing
within and outside your primary focus areas - take advantage of these
chances to expand your mind.

I listened to a speech years ago which used the acronym of BRIDGE to
describe a broader way of living your life. I hope it reminds you of
the importance of living today so your memories of yesterday are good
and your hopes for tomorrow's are ones that have a positive outlook.

Release old concepts that someone else will or must determine your
Breakaway from the past and old expectations.
Start taking complete responsibility for your actions and destiny.

Change keeps us excited about life because of the challenges involved.
While there can be fear in taking risks, there is also joy and
satisfaction to be gained.
Putting yourself on the line gives you courage and respect for your

Use it to be creative with today's tasks and future goals.
Consider your natural talents and skills to make decisions based on what
you want for yourself.
You can make the future just about anything you want it to be by today's

If you want something strongly enough, you will find a way to make it
Belief in yourself, ask for help, networking, and setting goals are
methods to use.
Make a "story board" with pictures or sayings to remind yourself of what
you're aiming for.

Repetition causes boredom which leads to fatigue which inhibits growth
and enthusiasm.
If we don't move forward, we don't get anywhere new.
We can't learn anything from experiences we aren't having.

Doesn't the day seem to go by easier when you have a positive outlook?
Achieving what you want in your life is more obtainable with these
attributes and attitudes.
As bad as any single day might seem, find something to be grateful for
in it.
If nothing else, you're still alive to try again tomorrow.

Using the BRIDGE system, your self-confidence and self-esteem will
naturally increase.
Others will want to know your "secret".
Success will be more likely to become a major force in your life.

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Zoe 11.11.2009. 03:03

What are the lyrics to the song Good Life by Onerepublic? I just bought the new song Good Life by Onerepublic. I've searched and checked everywhere, but I can't find the lyrics anywhere! Does anyone know the lyrics or a site that has them?
Thank you!


Admin 11.11.2009. 03:03

[Verse 1]

Woke up in London yesterday
Found myself in the city near Piccadilly
Don't really know how I got here
I got some pictures on my phone

New names and numbers that I don't know
Address to places like Abbey Road
Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want
We're young enough to say


Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

[Verse 2]

To my friends in New York, I say hello
My friends in L.A. they don't know
Where I've been for the past few years or so
Paris to China to Col-or-ado

Sometimes there's airplanes I can' t jump out
Sometimes there's bullshit that don't work now
We are god of stories but please tell me-e-e-e
What there is to complain about

[Bridge 1]

When you're happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in

[Bridge 2]

I feel like there might be something that I'll miss
I feel like the window closes oh so quick
I'm taking a mental picture of you now
'Cuz hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about


@The Black Reveller
You can buy the song off of iTunes
John H.


Kate 28.08.2011. 17:13

How do you play the muffled guitar introduction to Keith Urban's "Better Life" song? Does anyone know how to play the introduction to Keith Urban's "Better Life" song from 2005? I have been trying to figure it out but all the tabs say the introduction is a D chord; it really doesn't sound like Keith's recorded version though.
If anyone knows and is willing to share how to play it please comment! I will be very grateful!


Admin 28.08.2011. 17:13

Well first off, to play a muffled string- you lay the fret hand across the string(s) without depressing them and striking them with the pick hand (or palm muting- the note is partially muted by the pick hand lightly touching the string(s) just before the bridge.) But in the specific case of "Better Life":

There's a muted part at the beginning
strumming i think like this...

D DU D DU DUDUD and repeat that a few times...maybe 3

and i think there's some guitar notes...


Good luck! Check out video lessons online. :)


Rhianna 12.12.2012. 13:28

How to cope with depression as adult? I am 35 and love my husband and kids. I have a good life. I am not close to my divorced parents and our family is dysfunctional and I don't know how to cope with or deal with it anymore. We moved to new area a year ago and while I talk to a few people I don't have any friends that are close. I feel there is nobody to go to and feel alone. I normally just accept that and love my husband and children but lately I am having a hard time not having anybody to talk to.


Admin 12.12.2012. 13:28

Does your husband allow you to have your own life, apart from your family? Or are you expected to always be at the service of him and your family? I'm not saying that he's a bad guy, but he may not understand that you need some part of your life that you can say is your own. We often get depressed because we feel we're not in control of ourselves -- that other people control our lives.

My wife paints and plays bridge. I don't participate in those things, and she doesn't participate in my hobbies. I put aside a little money each month that I can spend on myself, without asking her permission or her approval of my purchase, and she does the same. These are a relatively small part of our life together, but they're ours. If she wanted to say, take a class or join a club, I would encourage her. Many men would say "Why do you want to do things away from our family?"

So I'm saying take control of your own life. Certainly, you'll want to give most of your time to your husband and family, but save a little for yourself and protect it from encroachment. That's not being unfaithful or selfish -- that's just what it takes to function well for your family.


C 03.12.2012. 19:19

Does this sound like a good background story for my antagonist? Setting, apocalyptic world due to pollution that is impossible for humans to live in, so they live in cities that protect them from the harsh environment.

He grew in a city with his mother; his father would come and visit them once a month. Four months go by without his father showing up, or any mail arriving from him. His mother scared admits to him that his father is the King of Grendal, the most powerful city in the world, and as being king he is one of the most powerful man?s alive (literally, as in fighting). She tells him that being his son he was automatically born with great power in the Military Art?s.

One day his city is attacked, his mother tells him to flee into the attacking city and he obeys. But do to an explosion when his crossing the bridge to the other city (there mobile cities) he falls into the outside world. Has he watches the city of his father, Grendal destroy his home city he realizes that he is left alone in the world. Filled with hate he becomes the only human able to survive the harsh environment of the outside world, he grows up seeking revenge on the city of Grendal.

Later he finds out that his father was murdered because of the affair he had with his mother. He also comes to know that the Heavens Blades, the protectors of the King/Queen of Grendal are the ones who destroyed his city and are being led by the daughter of his father?s first family, his step-sister.

Basically, filled with anger, jealousy, and envy toward his sister because of the good life shes lived as a queen while he was left to suffer and fend for himself, he?s sole purpose is to kill his step sister and the Heavens Blades, as well as replace them with his own group of Military Artists as rules of Grendal.


Admin 03.12.2012. 19:19

Excellent Story, and background.


divine 26.08.2009. 04:15

Women would you allow your husband to have a second wife at your presence? I know its in Quran that men can have 4 wives...and they can choose from widows and orphans so they get good lives. My question is if your husband (current or would be) is rich and you are his first "healthy" wife would you give him go for a second wife? Notice here I said healthy...means you can give birth to babies and you are disease free so there is no way you are dying. Also, are you okay to share your man with another woman?

Just want to know about current trend. Thanks!


Admin 26.08.2009. 04:15

i think no woman or man wants share in love. its natural thing here in this Forum every women said NO to this question. If u see the answer of the allahakber, even she (who claim to be devoted orthodox muslim woman) put so many if's and but's. for her info: in islam ther is no ifs and buts.

the main problem of muslim men is that they want another marriage just because of their lust and not because that they want to do some help to poor widows or orphans.

so its their lust that encourage them to do 2nd marriage. and its natural what his 1st wife did.

There is clear instruction in Quran that one marriage is best and if u can treat all ur wife equally then u can marry upto four. but the strict restrcition is to treat them equally........pls tell me is it possible to treat 4 woman equally at one time? not only financially but emotionaly too? its nearly imposiible to give equall amount of love and emotions to 4 women. ( even it is not possible to give equall amount of love to ur 4 kids)

This was allowed to the men of that era at special occasion to help the poor woman and widow and orphan the left overs of war.

If u see the life of prophet Muhammad. When he was twenty-five years old he married for the first time. His wife, Khadijah, was fifteen years older than he. She remained the only wife of the prophet for the next twenty-five years, until she died Only after her death, did the prophet marry other women. Now, it is obvious that if the prophet was after physical pleasure he did not have to wait until he was more than fifty years old to start marrying more wives. He lived in a society in which it was quite acceptable to have many wives. But the prophet remained devoted to his only wife for twenty-five years. When she died she was sixty-five years old.

His later marriages were for various reasons. Some marriages were with the view to help the women whose husbands had been killed while they were defending their faith. Others were with a view to cement relationships with devoted followers like Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him. Yet others were to build bridges with various tribes who were otherwise at war with the Muslims. When the prophet became their relative through marriage, their hostilities calmed down, and much bloodshed was averted. Except Aysha ( she was around 18 to 19) all his wifes were old.

i want to ask one question from all muslims :

" how many of young unmarried muslims of age between 25 to 35 wants to marry a widow of 40 years old?"
i am 100% sure u will not find even a single man in whole of the muslim world who want to marry a widow just to safe guard her and her kids life. not even a single man,,,,,,,,, so this shows almost 90% muslim men do 2nd marriage due to lust.


PedoBear 04.06.2013. 15:13

What are the advantages of Haswell over Ivy bridge processors in laptops? Am aware that Haswell isn't out yet, but I did read somewhere that one of the improvements is a significantly better battery life. Not too sure about the details though.

Should I wait a few months for the Haswell laptops, or just buy the Ivy Bridge laptops at a discounted price now (the retailers are kind of clearing the stock since Haswell comes out in a few months).


Admin 04.06.2013. 15:13

Haswell is going to usher in a new generation of overclocking capabilities.
This guy from ASUS knows his stuff, and talks in depth about the 4th gen processors, and their overclocking ability.

Oh, and it is out already...this is the one I'm getting w/4gen i7 and the new gtx 770 - nerdgasm -


la_ti_da.cheesesticks 08.01.2008. 12:03

Why do people move FROM Mexico to California? I'm studying people moving from one place to another, and I'm wondering what the push factors are for Mexicans - what's so bad about Mexico that they have to move to California?
I've got some pull factors - generally better life in US, but I can't find anything that's wrong with Mexico, even for the poor. If you can help me, then thanks.


Admin 08.01.2008. 12:03

Agriculture is big in California and generally low paying, back breaking work.

As for Mexico, their government is not nearly as protective and beneficial as the U.S., inflation is high and working wages are low. Plus the dollar is worth more than the peso. Generally workers come to the U.S. (legally costs a lot of money and time consuming red tape) to earn more money to send home. I have seen reports where workers who send money back to their home towns in Mexico are used to pave road,s repair bridges and other infrastructure the Mexico government has not been able to provide.


Mike 29.08.2011. 16:02

Bands with really good meanings behind songs? I listen to bands like As I Lay Dying, Devil Wears Prada, & Flyleaf... I'm just looking for songs with good , life meanings behind their songs. Thank you!


Admin 29.08.2011. 16:02

The Acacia Strain
Alice In Chains
All Shall Perish
Alter Bridge
Avenged Sevenfold
Black Label Society
A Day To Remember
Five Finger Death Punch
Killswitch Engage
Parkway Drive
Three Days Grace


Aaron K 18.08.2008. 23:52

What are the best neighborhoods for young active professionals in San Francisco? I am a 25 year old professional moving to San Francisco in a couple of months with my girlfriend and want to know some good neighborhoods to look into. We love to be outside, biking, running etc...But still want to be around a good night life. Any ideas? Were looking to spend between 1200-1500 for a 1 bedroom...

Aaron K

Admin 18.08.2008. 23:52

To be honest with you and you not going to find much from 12 to $1500 in San Francisco. My daughter's 27 and she live in San Francisco 7 years. She moved to Lake Merritt in Oakland just across the Bay Bridge about two years ago. She has a beautiful one bedroom apartment. she pays $850 a month. She has a bigger apartment that cost her less than the studio she had at $1100 a month in San Francisco and she loves it. it's also a lot quieter than the city.
She's three blocks from the Lake which she bike rides or jogs around everyday. It's about three miles around Lake. It's beautiful neighborhood the average ages between 25 and 35.
Bart is just a few blocks away.She works and plays in the city of San Francisco.


Thelle 30.03.2012. 15:22

Does getting a base metal porcelain for a tooth bridge better than just a porcelain? Im getting a tooth bridge tomorrow and im not sure if having a tooth bridge with a base metal is the best option.


Admin 30.03.2012. 15:22

HELL YEAH!! Make sure you have a life jacket.... we dont want the bridge to break and you drown


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