Stories that inspire

The Wishbeads Podcast

Hosted by Alexa Fischer.

Episode 78 | Making a Difference with Helice "Grandma Sparky" Bridges

Helice Bridges, "Grandma Sparky," is the First Lady of Acknowledgment, Founder of Blue Ribbons Worldwide, a nonprofit organization on a mission to Unite Humanity Through the Power of Love. Her work has impacted over 50 million people in corporations, organizations, and schools worldwide on her way to reaching 1 billion. 

Jack Canfield declares, "Grandma Sparky is a cross between Martin Luther King, Lucille Ball, and Gandhi." She is the recipient of the 2022 Women’s International Day Lifetime Achievement Award. 

In 1979, she was a 37-year-old wife, mother, and successful businesswoman going through a divorce, feeling lost, alone, and desperate for love. She had thoughts of committing suicide on a daily basis. So how did she manage to find a way to heal the pain of others and bring love to 50 million people throughout the world? She began to teach kids, teachers, parents, neighbors, business people, and everyone she came in contact with how to express their appreciation, respect, and love, value uniqueness, and empower dreams...all through the power of a simple blue ribbon.

Her deepest desire is that you will know who you are, why you were born, and the difference you make. You will not be alone. Instead, you will be part of a global team helping to Unite Humanity Through the Power of Love for this generation and all generations to come!

The "Who I Am Makes A Difference®" Blue Ribbon Ceremony was born out of her desire to create a world where all people would feel connected, valued, and loved.

To learn more and get involved, please find Sparky on Instagram, Facebook, or wherever you play online. She's the best.