American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Shannon L. Alder
American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Your ability to see will never broaden when you only see yourself.
Your tears are never invisible---there is always an insecure woman that lights up when you point them out.
When words don?t add up in love, it is because of six possible reasons: 1. They are afraid to tell you the truth because you will leave them. 2. They enjoy being a liar or playing people because of ego reasons and/or control. 3. They don?t know the truth themselves. 4. They are undecided. 5. They refuse to let their guard down and be vulnerable because you or someone else have hurt them tremendously. 6. You are not being told all the information because of a break-down in communication.
When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.
When you spend time worrying, you?re simply using your imagination to create things you don?t want.
Why would anyone want perfection when growth comes from flaws?
You can be bit in the leg by a rattlesnake and seek help to heal your wound, or you can run after it and let the poison take your leg. The same is true with love.
You can't turn love off like a light switch. If you could it wouldn't be love. It is something that you keep on, until the bulb burns out or someone replaces it.
You know your testimony is strong when your roots are so deep that other people?s storms will never knock you over.
Your actions will always be what the world sees, but people who choose to see through God's eyes will always have the compassion to understand why.
Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace.
When you are being judged by someone that has no idea who you are always remember this: Dogs always bark at strangers and usually there is always some wacko neighbor that wants to try out their new gun on an intruder.
When you have a plan in your mind of what the best life is for you, but it doesn't match your life, you have pain.
When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.
Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine.
You can be broken into a dozen shattered pieces and still heal the world because service has its own medicine--hope.
You Chose; You chose; You chose; You chose; You chose to give away your love; You chose to have a broken heart; You chose to give up; You chose to hang on; You chose to react; You chose to feel insecure; You chose to feel anger; You chose to fight back; You chose to have hope; You chose to be na‹ve; You chose to ignore your intuition; You chose to ignore advice; You chose to look the other way; You chose to not listen; You chose to be stuck in the past; You chose your perspective; You chose to blame; You chose to be right; You chose your pride; You chose your games; You chose your ego; You chose your paranoia; You chose to compete; You chose your enemies; You chose your consequences; You chose; You chose; You chose; You chose; However, you are not alone; Generations of women in your family have chosen; Women around the world have chosen; We all have chosen at one time in our lives; We stand behind you now screaming: Choose to let go; Choose dignity; Choose to forgive yourself; Choose to forgive others; Choose to see your value; Choose to show the world you?re not a victim; Choose to make us proud;
You may marry Miss Grey for her fifteen pounds but you will always be my Willoughby. My nightmare. My sorrow. My past. My mistake. My regret. My love.
Your attachment to unhealthy people and bad habits, which offer you no real control, is why you?re spiritually dying and living a life out of balance.
You're going to come across some truly gifted people in your lifetime that seem to know all the answers. However, they lost their personal relationship with God, along the way. Love them anyways, and do everything you can to help them restore that relationship. They are fighting a war that you don't know anything about.
When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.
When you have the courage to follow your talents into the dark unknown places they lead, often God will send angels to light your way.
When you think yours is the only true path you forever chain yourself to judging others and narrow the vision of God. The road to righteousness and arrogance is a parallel road that can intersect each other several times throughout a person's life. It?s often hard to recognize one road from another. What makes them different is the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity. The road to arrogance is paved with the love of self.
Winning and losing is not an external game. It is an internal battle over telling yourself the truth vs. lies regarding why you haven?t stepped into the life you dreamed of.
You can change the place you live, your clothes, your interests, your friends, your religion and even your partner. However, if you forgot to change your mind, attitude, beliefs about the world, how you treat people and how you plan to be different this time around, why did you even bother?