Relationships are like building bridges, they require time and effort. (Author unknown)

Continuing, “But once they are built, they look strong, stable, and beautiful. . . .  Build bridges not walls.” Someone else has said, “The strongest bridges are the ones you build yourself.” The only way to cross a river may be to build a bridge. And the only way to start a relationship is to bridge the gap by intentionally moving toward another and establishing communication.

Jacob thought, “I will try to appease him by sending gifts ahead of me. When I see him in person, perhaps he will be friendly to me.” (Genesis 8:18)