American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Shannon L. Alder
American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
The goal of a life purpose is not what you will create, but what it will make you into for creating it.
The life mission God gave you was only appointed to you. If you are faithful, God will send someone into your life to support it. If your are blessed, he will send someone who shares your passion. If you are chosen, he will unlock every door that stands in your way.
The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you that you didn?t know about yourself.
The only side God chooses is one of commonsense. If it doesn?t make sense; it is not God.
The purpose of any charity is simply to turn people's mirrors into windows. An outward view of the world's needs are vast in comparison to an inward one.
The wise do not buy into other people?s perceptions of who they are and what they are capable of. Instead, they bypass a person?s public persona and see who they are in their highest expression. When you see actions taken with integrity, instead of words only, you will then know a soul?s worth.
There is an excitement in creating a life, rather than maintaining a life you are not excited about living.
This much is true: When you are about to effect the lives of hundreds of people, Satan will do everything he can to prevent it from happening. Often pride and anger are his best assassins.
True love is not a question. It is an answer that you never have to spend a lifetime figuring out.
Unrequited love is the only emotion that allows sane people to taste the life sentence of someone with bipolar disorder. The longer they hang onto a lost cause the more unstable they look to everyone else. They contradict their own belief systems and statements, by circling the drain with two competing emotions?love and hate.
What people can get you or do for you will never replace a person that will influence you to be a better person.
When people want to win they will go to desperate extremes. However, anyone that has already won in life has come to the conclusion that there is no game. There is nothing but learning in this life and it is the only thing we take with us to the grave?knowledge. If you only understood that concept then your heart wouldn?t break so bad. Jealousy or revenge wouldn?t be your ambition. Stepping on others to raise yourself up wouldn?t be a goal. Competition would be left on the playing field, and your freedom from what other people think about you would light the pathway out of hell.
It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.
It is so simple, yet so hard for some people to do. If you want someone out of your life then you and only you must tell him or her to leave. This can only be done by you. Otherwise, your silence shouts, I am undecided. When other people get involved it sends mixed signals. If only more people would be so bold, hearts would not linger so long.
Letting go of people doesn?t mean you never loved them. Sometimes, it is the greatest act of love because it teaches them to be accountable for how they treat people who care. Maybe, not now, but years from now, they will look back and realize that kindness is more than yelling casual suggestions to a person that is drowning in their sea of apathy.
Love doesn't make the world go 'round. love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
More often than not, people who are obsessed with their desires and feelings are generally unhappier in life vs. people that refocus their attention on service to others or a righteous cause. Have you ever heard someone say their life sucked because they fed the homeless? Made their children laugh? Or, bought a toy for a needy child at Christmas time?
Never fall in love with someone that won't fight for you because when the real battles begin they won't pull your heart to safety, but they will their own.
No matter how many sins you make or how slow you travel back toward God's valley, you are still way ahead of a person who never made a mistake and doesn't know what it is like to climb out of a pit of shame and rise above their temptations.
Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn't know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations.
People are going to come into your life, and God is going to use them to help you. To them you?re insignificant and don?t matter. They are not going to understand you, or even see the point of why God had you hang in there with them for so long. Remember this: Sometimes meeting someone has nothing to do with what you can provide for him or her and everything to do with what God needs you to recognize in that person. If you didn?t understand the message, God will keep sending the same person or situation into your life.
Prayer and staying positive is certainly a good start toward a happier a life, but it is not enough. The way out of Egypt requires packing up, moving on and wandering around until you find Canaan.
Right person, wrong timing doesn?t mean God was wrong. It means you were there at the right time to fulfill something else. Look for it.
So many people think that they are not gifted because they don?t have an obvious talent that people can recognize because it doesn?t fall under the creative arts category?writing, dancing, music, acting, art or singing. Sadly, they let their real talents go undeveloped, while they chase after fame. I am grateful for the people with obscure unremarked talents because they make our lives easier---inventors, organizers, planners, peacemakers, communicators, activists, scientists, and so forth. However, there is one gift that trumps all other talents?being an excellent parent. If you can successfully raise a child in this day in age to have integrity then you have left a legacy that future generations will benefit from.
Sometimes the one thing you need for growth is the one thing you are afraid to do.