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· Waking Dreams; The Subtle Reality

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· The Bigger Purpose

· The Lure Of Flying

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· Bader Field

· Jewish Exponent Interview

· Bader Field Future

· The Bigger Purpose

· Fathers And Sons

· No Bids Yet For Bader Field

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· Bader Field Tower Donated

· Bidding Starts Tuesday For Atlantic City's Bader Field

· Happy Brthday Pop!

· Waking Dreams; The Subtle Reality; Bestseller

· Suicide Prevention Advocate

· Bader Field Ebook

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· My interview with TJ Walker

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· Survivor's Story: Carl David's Bader Field

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Inspire Me Today
4/20/2012 5:59:22 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Inspire Me Today - Today's Brilliance from Carl David

Today's Brilliance™: Carl David

Carl is a third generation fine art dealer and the author of Bader Field.
Carl David

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Life is a gift. Everyday you have another chance, another opportunity to make a difference. ~ Carl David
If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...

Note from the Editor: Today's Brilliance is a bit different and longer than most. We feel that it's important to bring things like this up every now and then, so we wanted to share Carl's wisdom with you today. If discussing suicide is hard for you, we encourage you to come back tomorrow.

One of my older brothers at age 22 took his life. I was just 16 years old. The effects on myself and my family were devastating, beyond description. We had but two choices: to pull together or tear each other apart.

We chose the former and used every bit of strength to rebuild our lives. The challenges were monumental as every day was day one. We had to start over with each sunrise because the aftereffects were so persistent and the pain so ever present that at times it seemed insurmountable. We wondered if we would ever be able to move forward and regain some semblance of life.

Life does go on, with us or without us; we had to forge on and live for ourselves and for my brother. Life is precious and affords us the advantage of reveling in the countless delicious experiences at every turn. There are so many beautiful things to enjoy in this life: the soothing sound of ocean waves lapping the shore, sweet heavenly mountain air, stunning sunrises and sunsets, birds symphonic echoes, the rustling of palm fronds in the warm breezes, brilliant starlit skies....

Kids need to know that no matter what, no matter how desperate they feel, that they are loved, that there is help for them and that suicide is never ever the answer. It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Life is a gift and every day we wake up is a blessing. No matter the difficulty, we get a redo. We have the luxury of choice in how we will spend our time and what we will do with it.

Having lived through and survived the horrific experience of my brother's suicide, I am awakened to the purpose in my life. I am paying it forward by illustrating the pain with which the surviving family members are imbued so perhaps it will draw someone back from that edge of desperation.

It is always present, that persistent bit of pain which lurks just beneath the surface, waiting to nudge you back to reality when it awakens with just the slightest influence. We must acknowledge it and never shut it out for we cannot deny who we are and all of the experiences that build upon our foundation. We take ourselves with us wherever we go; that library of records within which defines us and makes us individual.

I am on a mission to save lives... even one. This is my way of paying forward by taking the darkest days of my life and helping others to see the impact of a suicide on the surviving family members. I need to let those who have walked a similar devastating path know that life does go on and that life is for the living. Our scars become an integral part of us as the experiences imprint our souls, but it is what we do with that information that makes us who we are in the end.

If you know someone who is on that final edge of hopelessness, reach out to them. Get them to talk to a family member, a friend, a rabbi, a priest, a doctor, a nurse, a bartender, even a stranger. There are so many avenues of help available, 911, contact organizations, suicide hotlines and the list goes on. Don't hesitate, second guess or wonder, just do it. Better to be a little over zealous than wishing you would have acted sooner. You might just save a life.

Remember, "Whoever saves a life saves the world entire...."

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More Blogs by Carl E David
• COLD COFFEE MAGAZINE - Tuesday, September 25, 2012
• Creating Calm Within Chaos Radio Interview With Ann White - Tuesday, September 25, 2012
• My latest Inspirational Post - Tuesday, September 25, 2012
• Interview with Risa Cookie - Monday, August 20, 2012
• Creating Calm With Ann White - Sunday, July 22, 2012
• My first article for - Friday, June 15, 2012
• The Dr. Laura Ciel Show - Thursday, May 17, 2012
• Interview With Dr. Carl Helvie - Saturday, May 12, 2012
•  Inspire Me Today - Friday, April 20, 2012  
• Inspire MeToday Feature - Wednesday, April 18, 2012
• kobo, nook, etc - Tuesday, February 14, 2012
• "Bader Field; How My Family Survivied Suicide" Now Available Worldwide - Thursday, December 15, 2011
• The Dr. Stan Frager Show - Thursday, November 03, 2011
• Human Instinct To Survive - Monday, September 12, 2011
• Lifetime Art Impressions Review - Monday, September 05, 2011
• - Monday, September 05, 2011
• The Diary Of A Published Author - Wednesday, August 31, 2011
• The Lingering Effects - Tuesday, August 16, 2011
• Letting Go - Sunday, August 14, 2011
• Elite Professionals Magazine - Sunday, July 24, 2011
• It's Your Call With Lynn Doyle - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• HavaMagLife Columnist - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Monday, June 27, 2011
• "Father's & Sons" - Sunday, June 19, 2011
• My Book Is Helping People - Sunday, June 12, 2011
• The Marc Berman Show - Friday, March 25, 2011
• "The Marc Berman Show" - Monday, March 21, 2011
• The Marc Berman Show - Thursday, February 17, 2011
• artdealer.ning disabled - Sunday, January 02, 2011
• New Subtitle - Monday, November 01, 2010
• Bader Field Reviewed by Review The Book - Monday, October 18, 2010
• Review The Book - Monday, October 11, 2010
• Interview with TJ Walker - Friday, September 17, 2010
• TJ Walker Interactive TV Show - Wednesday, September 15, 2010
• TJ Walker Interactive TV Show - Wednesday, September 15, 2010
• We Are One In Spirit - Sunday, September 12, 2010
• Aging Outside The Box - Friday, August 13, 2010
• Aging Outside The Box - Tuesday, August 10, 2010
• BADER FIELD - Thursday, July 29, 2010
• Aging Outside The Box - Friday, July 16, 2010
• July 15, 2010 - Tuesday, June 29, 2010
• July 15, 2010 - Tuesday, June 29, 2010
• "Waking Dreams: The Subtle Reality" by Carl David - Wednesday, June 23, 2010
• Blog Jog Day - Saturday, May 08, 2010
• Blog Jog Day - Thursday, April 08, 2010
• Fly Away Simulation - Thursday, April 08, 2010
• "Into The Night" - Thursday, April 08, 2010
• The Lure Of Flying - Thursday, March 11, 2010
• Pain Of Coping With Suicide - Saturday, March 06, 2010
• Suicide Prevention - Tuesday, March 02, 2010
• "Bader Field" needs to be a movie - Sunday, February 21, 2010
• Author's Roost - Wednesday, January 27, 2010
• BADER FIELD REVIEW BY TAMELA QUIJAS - Saturday, January 23, 2010
• High Praise For Bader Field & Carl David - Saturday, October 24, 2009
• Bader Field Reviews & Interviews - Sunday, July 12, 2009
• "Bader Field" Reviews - Tuesday, June 16, 2009
• Internet Voices Radio Interview! - Tuesday, June 16, 2009
• "Bader Field" Reviews - Friday, May 29, 2009
• Bader Field Comments - Tuesday, December 09, 2008
• Bader Field" Interview - Thursday, November 27, 2008
• Bader Field" Reaches Deep - Thursday, November 20, 2008
• Carl David's Writings - Sunday, November 16, 2008
• Carl David's Blog - Sunday, November 09, 2008

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