American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Shannon L. Alder
American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other?s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when you?re sick, who thinks you?re pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ?that?s her?, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep?..you marry him all over again.
When you only know your faults and failures, you allow yourself and others to downgrade your dreams and belittle your wants.
While you were busy trying to prove God stands behind you, God was before me lighting the trail, so he could lead us both.
Writing romantic fiction is the second chance that loved ones denied us.
You cannot become a peacemaker without communication. Silence is a passive aggressive grenade thrown by insecure people that want war, but they don't want the accountability of starting it.
You knew...and that is why it hurts so bad.
You will never know the moon or stars, unless you breathe in their solar system and inspect it from many diverse vantage points as possible.
Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.
It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.
Keep those that influence you for the better close and never give them a reason to keep you far away.
Life will either shrink or expand based on your decision to have courage.
Maybe, it is just enough to believe with a positive heart that people didn?t let you down. It could be just this: They couldn?t give you the compassion you really wanted based on where their heart is right now. Maybe, not now, but years later they will catch the memory of you in a quiet moment. There on that Sunday morning, a light will shine through the fog of lies, misunderstanding and frustration they built inside their angry mind about your true character. And, when it does, the shadows will be casted out to reveal a scared and hurt little boy or girl that just wanted to be loved, but went about it all wrong. Maybe, on that day, the whisper of their gratitude for your love will find its way back to your heart. And when that day comes, you will find yourself smiling all day long and not know why.
Never allow yourself to become a choice in any relationship. The moment you do is when you have reduced your loved one's affections to a daily biological question: Should I take a dump here or wait till I get home?
Never pray to be a better slave when God is trying to get you out of your situation.
Nowhere in the bible did it say, Only show compassion and empathy to those you can trust. If we did that, we would be burying homeless people every day.
One of the most powerful lessons in life is to recognize that no one can give you power, and many people don?t want you to have it. You have to find the courage to seize it, own it and hold on!
People who made their dreams come true didn?t simply go after it. They changed the person they were, in order to fit the type of person that would live that type of dream.
Regrets are the last words you speak to your loved ones when you die and the one thing we all fear when we live. I'd rather regret the things I've done and said than regret the things I haven't done or said. It is all the experiences and people you missed out on in life that you will feel the most regretful for in the end. God will forgive you of your mistakes, but there is nothing to forgive if you have never even tried, done or said anything that made a difference in your life or others.
She was a stranger, but not just any stranger. She was the stranger. And of course, that was the difference that made everyone's emotions stranger.
Sometimes another person?s fear tells you that everything you're about to do is right.
Sometimes your soul just can?t let go of someone. They mean too much to you. Do you very best to love them from a distance. Love is the only thing that travels with clarity and doesn?t have to be dissected, disputed or questioned.
That was the problem with love. It never happened on your terms, it happened on theirs.
The destination is not the journey. The destination is the person you choose to enjoy the journey with.
The irony of Christianity is that believers get so angry, and self righteous toward other Christians who sin differently than they do. Christianity is like one large fraternity where brother and sisterhood is tested by hazing.
The most important legacy you will ever leave is your vision planted in the minds of your disciples and a passion as strong as a storm in their hearts.