Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L.

American Author, Works with Hospice Patients

Author Quotes

The most influential people you will ever meet were once held together by the encouragement of others.

The only real difficulty with becoming disciplined is when you buy into the notion that happiness comes at the price of sacrifice. The reality is this: Discipline becomes freedom when you are doing what you love.

The purest form of faith happens when you reach the bottom of your reasoning and find there is nothing that you can do that will make sense out of what you have been through.

The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.

There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it.

They say time heals and makes us forget, but what two people shared can never be erased.

True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light.

Unless she scares the hell out of you, blows the cobwebs from your mind, scorches your heart with passion, melts your chains with goodness and lights a fire in your pants...then she is not the one.

What lies between where you are and where you want to be sometimes requires traveling through the Twilight Zone.

When people don?t respect one another seldom is there honesty.

It is better to stay single and wait for the one that makes sense then to marry someone that makes absolutely no sense. The moment you settle is when the one person that makes all the sense in the world shows up and Satan sits back and enjoys your spiritual meltdown.

It is not your beauty, success or money that should define you; neither should your church calling, your charitable contributions or talents. Humility is the cornerstone of character, by which God judges our truth worth, and wisdom is the door he opens when we use it.

Learn to be a responder, not a reactor.

Long standing hatred between a man and a woman is just unspoken attraction that has bruised egos.

Money isn't the solution to your problems. It only lets you carry your unhappiness around in style.

Never chase a person that doesn't know your worth because the moment you catch him you will always feel you were never good enough.

No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.

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.

Peace is the way, not the destination.

Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently?

Respect should be found in your own heart and never demanded, sacraficed, begged for or negotiated. If you have to explain why you deserve it then you never had it.

Small people will find your flaw and make it huge; big people will find your flaw and block it out completely, by sitting next to you. Therefore, hang out with big people.:)

Sometimes the bridges you burn light the way out of your darkness, but the memory of the blaze will be burned into your heart and mind forever.

Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope.

The best don?t stick around when you treat them poorly, only the desperate do.

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American Author, Works with Hospice Patients