American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Shannon L. Alder
American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
The only person worth being in your life is a person that will never make you feel like you are worthless.
The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard.
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.
There comes a time in your life when you can no longer put off choosing. You have to choose one path or the other. You can live safe and be protected by people just like you, or you can stand up and be a leader for what is right. Always, remember this: People never remember the crowd; they remember the one person that had the courage to say and do what no one would do.
There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.
Too many people spend their life in fear of making a mistake. However, here is the truth: Fear is the mistake. If you block out all the doubts and listen only to what you feel in your heart, then follow that course, you waste less time in indecision and spend more time being authentic. Life is too short to settle for part-time happiness.
Two people with mental issues in a relationship does not work. It?s like sitting in a boat and neither one has an oar to row the other to shore. You can meet your mirror image in life but that doesn?t mean you should marry him.
What are words without the melody?
When does God turn a want into a need? When you feel the same way almost every day. Your thoughts can be distracted for a short period of time, but your mind will always take you back to the one place that feels like home.
It is not what happens to you that matters; it is how you feel about it that does.
Kindness is as simple as being grateful for the love anyone has shown you, by not destroying them because it isn't on your terms.
Like hatred, guilt can?t be locked in the silence of forgetting, without taking part of your soul with it.
Maybe, it wasn't stuck in my mind. Maybe,just maybe, it was stuck in my heart for so long that it grew wings and wanted to fly, but didn't know how.
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.
Never presume to know a person based on the one dimensional window of the internet. A soul can?t be defined by critics, enemies or broken ties with family or friends. Neither can it be explained by posts or blogs that lack facial expressions, tone or insight into the person?s personality and intent. Until people get that, we will forever be a society that thinks Beautiful Mind was a spy movie and every stranger is really a friend on Facebook.
Of all the questions I have asked my readers this is the most important: What would you do if you weren?t afraid? When you finally give wings to that answer then you have found your life?s purpose.
Only a demon would prevent a person from saving lives or fulfilling their life mission. There is no reasoning with the devil. Stand with pride because your heart is filled with the goodness of helping others, while theirs is filled with helping themselves.
People will tell you that you?re broken. Don?t believe them. They were not the person that could help you. They have not walked your path. God has got a plan to bring people into your life that have lived through a similar hell. In the end, it isn?t the number of people that are on your side. It is the people that understand what your side is that matters.
Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don?t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.
Silence is a lie that screams at the light.
Sometimes God doesn't deny, he delays.
Sometimes, God doesn?t send you into a battle to win it; he sends you to end it.
The actions of our closest friends say a lot about our character?what we overlook, what we contribute to and what is important to us when the world doesn?t take notice.
The difference between a moral person and a person of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, made out of weakness and tries to make amends with their life when they find the opportunity to say they are sorry is lost.
The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do.