Burning Bridges

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Have you ever met someone whom every bridge they cross in life burns brightly behind them, the person who treats others as commodities in life, to be used, thrown away or exchanged?

I am certain that everyone at one time or another in this life burns a bridge or two behind them.  It is easy to become offended by the actions of others and while the person crossing the bridge may never look back at the fiery flames devouring the bridge behind them.  It is quite possible that bridges innocently burn as I believe most do not fit the above description.   Those who do likely know they ignite flames everywhere they go and leave a trail of destruction behind them.

What of those who at times innocently burn that bridge behind them and upon that realization that the bridge is on fire, or burnt down they attempt to rebuild that bridge?  Do you allow them to build a new bridge or do you throw gasoline and a match upon that bridge to prevent them from crossing again?  Do you lift a hand to help build a new and even better bridge than before?

I believe that when a bridge innocently burns and the opportunity given to rebuild a new one occurs, the result is something stronger and better than what existed in the first place.  In order for this to happen it requires both parties to be willing to rise above the flames and remaining ashes and create that stronger and better bridge between them. 

How many blessings and opportunities in this life do we miss out on by refusing those who would rebuild a bridge innocently burned to do so?  For those who ignite the biggest fires behind them never look back long enough to witness their destructive path and those who attempt to rebuild realize their mistakes.

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5 thoughts on “Burning Bridges

  1. “For those who ignite the biggest fires behind them never look back long enough to witness their destructive path and those who attempt to rebuild realize their mistakes.”
    This is an awesome read.
    Thanks for the awareness.

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