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"Don't Ever Burn Your Bridges"

Updated on July 15, 2012

"Don't Ever Burn Your Bridges"

Chances are you will need that bridge to get back across.
Chances are you will need that bridge to get back across.

"Don't Ever Burn Your Bridges"

Sometimes,in life, God blesses us with wonderful friends and families, and if we're smart, we'll count our blessings and cherish the people that God has placed in our lives and not take advantage of them. For some of us taking advantage of someone is an easy thing, because we don't have the love of God in our hearts. If we have a heart, that would mean we also have a conscience, which convicts us of any wrong doing. I have seen good hearted people get used and abused, over and over again, myself including, until I woke up and took heed. I don't think people realize what a blessing they have, when they have special people in their lives that will help them through any crisis and be there when they're in dire need of a helping hand. If you have friends and family that's constantly there for you, pushing and pulling you to the top, then you should thank them and never get so high up on the rungs of the ladder, that you forget where you came from.

Sometimes, we are so blessed that we forget our humble beginnings and forget the people that help us succeed in being where we are. I was always taught that you never burn the bridge that brought you over, because you might need the the same bridge just to get back a cross. That's why I try to give back to the same people that has help me in my life, and others too if I can. It never hurt anyone to count their blessings, and help someone else in need; the same way someone has helped you. It's always good to give back some of the blessings, that God has showered us with. The bible even tells us to give, and it's not always material things, that's needed. We can give love, care, understanding, charity, all from the bigness of our hearts. It always makes me feel so good to give of my self, because it's always from the heart. I love to spread a little love and happiness around, to someone who need lifting up, or need a permanent smile put on their face.

Giving of ourselves should always be an every day priority for the children of God, without complaining about it, remember God loves a cheerful for giver. Making someone else happy or feeling good shouldn't be a chore, but a genuine privilege and a constant effort on our part. When we get so high in the world, where we don't care about people, and have forgotten where we came from; God have to pull some of us back down, for us to realize our short comings. So, when I say don't ever burn your bridges, it means exactly that, because you just might need that same bridge to get back a cross. This hub is just telling the truth like I see it.

Benny Faye Douglass

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    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you cbp, for your visit and comment, I appreciate you. creativeone59

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      cbp 

      5 years ago

      beautifully said!

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for your visit and comment Scott, some of what you say is true, but what I saying is don't misuse and abuse anyone and kick them to the curb, because God will fix it where you will need those same people to get back a cross the bridge. GHodspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you ilove stories, I appreciate you and your comment. Yes of course be in dependent and don't rely on people, we rely on God and don't take anyone fior granted. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Scott 

      7 years ago

      I disagree ...when the apples are rotten b4 even falling off the tree its time to part your seperate ways.family or not. I personally would rather stand alone rather than smell the poo standing next to me.nasty people will only bring u down. & from personal experience some people will try to rekindle their friendship with u just so they can get close enough to screw u over harder the 2nd time round.for their own personal gains.i may sound bitter but im not just stating the facts of my true life experiences.

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      ilovestories 

      7 years ago

      thank you for the good hub. yes,we should not take anyone for granted. we must also be independent and don't always rely on other people.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Rajan, for your visit and I want you to know there are good, honest women out there, looking for the same in a man. So don't give up and if I see someone that I think would be interested, I will send them to your email. God bless you. creativeone59

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      Rajan 

      7 years ago

      Iam honest man.I look for honest woman.Where can I find my love?My email(al-galeeli66@windowslive.com).

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you ashley, I appreciate you, your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Internetwriter62 

      8 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      That is the absolute truth Faye, we must never take anyone in our life for granted. Success is a blessing from God and He gives grace to the humble, but when we become proud he does teach us a lesson, sometimes painful ones. The people in our life are precious and we must value everyone. Thank you once again for a beautiful hub, filled with the Lord's precious truth. God Bless you, and may His light continue to shine in your writing.

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      Elle Lewis 

      8 years ago from South East Asia Maritime Section - Phils

      This is so true in any aspect. A lesson to be learn. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading. Great Hub! ashley

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you NGRIA, it a blessing having your visit, thank you for stopping by my hubs. I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      NGRIA Bassett 

      8 years ago from Bermuda

      So true. Never discard people to soon. They may be the only source of help when you need it the most.Thaanls Creatveone59.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you djbraman, you are correct,thank you for stoppin in with your precious comment and feedback. God bless you dear heart. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Judydianne,we sometimes burn bridges that we shouldn't. Thank you for your comment and feedback. God bless. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Veronica, if we listen to our m oms more, we'll stay out of trouble. Thank you for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you always exploring, don't you just love Micky, he such a great character, that will always make you laugh.Thank you for leaving your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Their might be some bridges that need to be burned and if that is the case, then you burn them, but talking about people getting over on people and using them. Thank you Micky, for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Hello, for being one of my supporters. Thank you for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      djbraman 

      8 years ago

      The important thing is not forget the humble beginnings we came from, for when we forget that we stop thanking him and praising him, and to lose your first love is a terrible state to be in, for you think you can depend on yourself again, and self will take you further than you want to go and when you need to come back it can be lonely without the support of loved ones! Good hub!

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      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      You are so right. You will always regret burning bridges.

      Very beautiful hub!

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      My mother use to tell me the same thing and following this advice has saved me a lot of heartache and pain.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I like to make my comment after Micky, he makes me laugh.

      Your article is a good reminder, i have burned a few bridges and have regretted doing so.

      God Bless

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You're right Faye. I tend to burn a lot of bridges before I get across them!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      A very wise lesson. Thank you for your great hub.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Billy and I totally agree, Thank you for stopping by my hubs leaving your comment and feedback. I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone

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      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      I remember hearing these words from Dad as I was growing up and you choosing to ignore the advice. As you get older and wiser you realize how important those words are. Except there is one caveat - only burn bridges if you really must to move on.

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