Building Bridges

A while back we had a big storm sweeping through our town.
Strong winds of 50 to 60 miles an hour.
I was in my home office working.
That’s when I heard someone at the front door. My neighbor — telling me her husband is in my backyard. With the ladder and tools.
Part of my roof was air-borne and he was doing his best to keep it from flying away.

As friends and neighbors, when someone needs help do we stop and ask, “Wait a minute — what do we have here: Republican, Democrat, or Independent? Black or White?”
We don’t ask that. We just give help when needed — regardless of color and/or political affiliation.
We help one another.
Because that’s what decent people do.

Single-handedly I saved the day
To be sure I help my neighbors too.  Some I’ve rescued when they’ve had real “emergencies.”
Like the time I got a morning call. And I went there promptly. With a stick of butter.
(They were making pancakes and ran out of butter.)
Single-handedly I saved the breakfast : )

We hear a lot about our differences these days:
Different opinions. Different political views. Different whatever.

Sure we have our differences.
But that’s not the problem.
Our biggest problem right now is the SILENCE.
We, the decent majority of Americans, keep silent while extremists make a whole a lot of noise.

Having different opinions is not bad. After all, only in Communism the vote was always, “unanimous.”
And we all know how well that worked out!

Build Bridges
Having differences, building on our differences to find  the best solutions — this was the foundation America was built on.

Become a Builder — one who builds bridges over the barriers that separate us.
Break the silence and voice your opinion. And do it without insulting those who disagree with you.

Finally, amidst all of these, don’t forget the world is still a beautiful place.
Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.




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Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

Through its training, consulting, and publications OBI builds bridges of knowledge to take you from where you are to
where you want to go. Using a mix of serious, informal, analytical, and optimistic approach, OBI truly makes learning fun.

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