American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Shannon L. Alder
American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past.
When you are offered a miracle take it. Otherwise, show God your tail so he can move on and give it to someone who doesn't want to be in hell anymore.
When you least expect it is when the person you always dreamt of will finally show up.
When you?re in love with two people, always choose the second. The fact that you are constantly thinking of the second person makes it obvious that the first will never fulfill you, unless the second person did not fulfill you either. At this point, you have to choose the third person because God is getting a little tired of your inattention and indecisiveness, and is planning on sending a fourth person into your life just to slap you around with the bible for not entering the promised land.
Words don?t have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess.
You can ignore your heart and mind, but it will always find its way home.
You don?t need to wait for God to show up, in order to be rescued from your bad situation. God has been trying to get your attention for a really long time.
You will always feel insignificant if you never do anything to change the world or another person's life, other than your own.
Your dream is to feel good; God?s dream is for you to do good.
When you are standing in the middle of a storm you have two choices: Pray to God that it goes away. Or, start praying to God that he gives you the wisdom to figure out why you're standing in the middle of a storm.
When you let go of control and commit yourself to happiness, it is so easy to offer compassion and forgiveness. This propels you from the past, into the present. People that are negative, spend so much time trying to control situations and blame others for their problems. Committing yourself to staying positive is a daily mantra that states, I have control over how I plan to react, feel, think and believe in the present. No one guides the tone of my life, except me!
When your heart knows the truth, it never forgets.
Words matter, but what matters more than words is forgiveness and compassion.
You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours.
You don't give up on people you truly love. Whether they are in your life or stand on the edge of your heart, you want them to be happy. This is the truest kind of love because it gives more than it ever receives.
You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.
Your greatest responsibility in your life is to be the best version of yourself. When you feel for what the soul believes that is who you become.
When you believe you have lost your power and control nothing will ever seem easy or simple.
When you look at the past without God?s eyes, you subject yourself to deception. The past no longer exists and God doesn?t linger there. However, Satan will show you whatever you want to see and believe, so you will be trapped in an emotion that cannot communicate truth, beyond what you want to remember.
When your mind wants to bolt, but your heart hangs on, it is because you don?t know with absolute certainty what the truth is. When you waste so much time on something that you want to believe is true, you begin to overthink things. Eventually, something obvious becomes twisted into something absurd, which keeps us from believing a simpler answer. Over time, you believe your own lies and fantasies to shield yourself from hurt, when following what is logical would have been the quickest way to healing. It is through your own self-imposed delusions that you lose your perspective. The world then becomes different to you when in fact you are different. Why? Because your own ego gets in the way. Everyone wants to feel special. Everyone wants to have faith in others. Everyone wants to believe in fairytales, happy endings and have all bad interactions with others explained. It is easier to sit in denial with your delusions and pray God will intervene, not realizing he has. He gave you commonsense and intuition, but you didn?t like how it made you feel. This is what true mental illness really is: Following your gut instinct through hell because you want to prove you are right, either to yourself or others. You sacrifice choosing to do right, in order to avoid pain. However, you don't realize that you have been in pain for a really long time and believed this was how happiness felt.
Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two.
You can never kill the spirit of an artist. They will always rewrite their resurrection and paint an eternal sunset with a blaze of orange that no one has seen before.
You don't have to apologize for loving someone or wanting a life that no longer fits your blueprint. The beginning phase of reclaiming your life always starts with apologizing to yourself, then apologizing to others for wasting their time because of your fear based decisions. The truth is when we eliminate fear we often find the real path we were meant to be on.
You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached the last stage of grief--acceptance.
Your heart will always go where your mind wanders.