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Wednesday Wisdom: Bridges

February 9, 2022

Inspiration, Wednesday Wisdom, Motivation for Women Entrepreneurs, Women in Business

Zion National Park – By Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham

The golden boulders shimmered in the sunlight surrounded by brilliant blue sky so clear you felt you could touch it from deep down in the canyon. The only way to traverse rugged gullies was across rock bridges icy from the deep February cold in Utah’s stunning Zion National Park, which we did slowly in awe of God’s creation.

Devil’s Bridge, Sedona, Arizona

Just across state lines in her sister state of Arizona, Devil’s Bridge, an elevated rocky expanse awaited our arrival. Willing to walk six miles in and out to reach it, we dared ourselves to try. The red rocks of Sedona have a way of calling you to try or regret not exploring them for life. Perhaps the Devil, himself, was daring us to reach it, which we finally did in late afternoon hours after a difficult rocky climb, as evident from the photo.

Later in the week, not even close to the natural bridges of nature, were the man-made ivory, Greek style bridges taking pedestrians across the bright lights of Las Vegas Boulevard so visitors could dance on sidewalks with Flamingo dancers, shop in high-end stores, eat in world famous chef-owned restaurants, or view the Bellagio Hotel’s stunning fountain display. Crosswalks weren’t allowed in some places along the crowded sidewalks and roads, only bridges.

Grand Canyon National Park Mule Rides – where no bridge exists

The Merriam-Webster dictionary provides two meanings for the word bridge, the first, a structure carrying a pathway over a depression or obstacle; the second, a time, place or means of connection or transition. What I can tell you for sure is experiencing the Southwest for the first time in my life had both types of bridges – physical and mental – one of them expected and the other one not. To sit in the sun’s rays, high above earth’s floor, after an exhilarating experience to get to your destination, you can’t help but contemplate the journey and destination.

Bell Rock, Sedona

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is to inspire you to think of the bridges in your life – physically and mentally – you have traversed to get you to this point in your business or personal space. How much have you changed? What bridges lie behind and before you? Are you content enough to bask in the sun of where you are now or do you need to get up and cross another new bridge? Are you willing to transition mentally into a new space calling you?

Zion National Park by Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham

Bridges are all around us, even if we don’t live in the natural beauty of Utah or Arizona. We can go out our door and cross one now or wait. We can move past a point in our lives now or wait. We can carry ourselves above and beyond our current situation and transition into a better place if we desire. I hope you follow my footsteps and do just that.  It will be worth the new adventure.

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