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.
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.
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 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.