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If today was my last day on Earth and I had the opportunity to leave an unconditional love letter for humanity, I would share with the world that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, people DO change and LOVE is available everywhere, all the time, just like air, and it’s free.

Start spending time with your children in life and just listen to them and watch them and see how they play and what they enjoy. Play with them, listen to them, and stop telling them what to do all the time. Love them, hug them, embrace them and give them a chance to find their own destiny. Because what you think they might be good at, you’re just boxing them in. Give them some freedom.

Live in the moment of THE NOW where only quiet and simplicity exists so I can see everything and know what to do about transforming our society into a more loving and peaceful world. I meditate. I listen. I have fun. I enjoy the simple things in THE NOW like cutting flowers, walking on the beach, singing, dancing and performing.

The world is a community of love, compassion, acknowledgement and recognition. My legacy of love is seeing the beauty in everything around us and seeing the beauty in ourselves. It is having permission to do what is a natural way of life rather than something I have to do. This is not a DO world, this is not a DOING world, this is a world of Human BEINGS and it is an I AM and I BE world.

The greatest lesson I’ve learned is there are a lot of obstacles to making a dream come true. Everything that stands in the way is just a perception. Whether you don’t have enough time, you don’t have enough money, you don’t have enough health, you don’t have enough friendships, you don’t have enough something or another are barriers to making your dreams come true.

But the greatest obstacle is the skepticism of people around you who can’t see your vision and laugh at your dream. One of my greatest lessons is to remind myself every time someone laughs at my dream, it’s because I’ve done something nobody else has done and I’m not giving up until my dream comes true.

I want every person in this world to know how much they’re valued, appreciated and loved. I want every person to be acknowledged from the heart of another for making a difference. I want people to honor others and ask, “What is your dream? How can I help you? How can I serve you?” I want nobody left out of the entire planet so we can shift communication in our communities, nation and world as we make a difference together.

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Helice "Sparky" Bridges is "The First Lady of Acknowledgement," "Mother Teresa of Self-Esteem," "The Blue Ribbon Lady," and the Founder of Difference Makers International, a non-profit organization that empowers kids to lead extraordinary lives one kid, one community, one nation at a time.

"Sparky" is the creator of the world famous "Who I Am Makes A Difference"™ Blue Ribbon, "One-Minute 10-Step Blue Ribbon Ceremony"™ and "Standing Strong Together"™ Community Building Youth Program for teens and adults.

"Sparky" ignites the human spirit and brings out the greatness of all people. She has received recognition along with former First Lady Barbara Bush, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Oliver Stone for her work in raising the self-esteem of children and adults.

Sparky's signature "Who I Am Makes A Difference" ™ Blue Ribbon story has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and made into a television movie, DVD, and You Tube video with over 3 million views in three months. Sparky's "Who I Am Makes A Difference" ™ Blue Ribbon DVD and You Tube video was produced by Mary Robinson Reynold's company, Heart Productions & Publishing.

Her work has been featured in Women's World magazine and her music has been played on ABC's 20/20. Sparky is the recipient of the prestigious Gandhi Nonviolence Award.

In 1983, "Sparky" founded Difference Makers International, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping children of all ages reach their highest potential. Difference Maker's work has impacted over 30 million people worldwide, averting teen suicides, ending bullying, enhancing academic excellence, building positive relationships, and making dreams come true.

"Helice 'Sparky' Bridges follows in the footsteps of great leaders like Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Her powerful acknowledgement system gives children and adult of all ages the long overdue right to be appreciated, respected, loved and nurtured by the society in which we live."

- Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and Success Principles. 

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  1. The words spoken in this expression of love sent shivers through my whole
    being, as this summarizes what I want to do here, now that I am a resident of a Sr. Citizen facility. So many unhappy people…so much negativity….but I KNOW there is an answer, and it can shine through me! And I am ready to share it. They are allowing me to start a “discussion group” this January and I can feel the Love and Power of God revving up inside of me…to do that which He has called all of us to do–to be an encourager and an expression of His Love to this tattered world of ours….Thank you so much for expressing this so beautifully–it truly did feel like a ‘LOVE LETTER’…

    1. Good morning Charlene Kendall Potterbaum,
      I too want to spread joy not only at the retirement community where my mother lives but everywhere I am. I am wondering if you can find it in your heart to keep me informed as to different techniques and or practices that you implement in carrying out your vision. You can reach me at [email protected].

      With love and gratitude,
      Michael A. Stilinovich

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