Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L.

American Author, Works with Hospice Patients

Author Quotes

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 kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about.

The God I believe in believes in me and won?t silence my heart or others based on a paycheck at the end of the day.

The meaning you apply to what has happened to you is your decision. There will be critics that have their version, but God didn?t call them to be your audience, someone else did.

The most introspective of hearts tends to be the most sentimental. We cling to the smallest moments from our past because we fear that emotion will never come our way again.

The only thing sadder than unrequited love is being in a relationship where there is unrequited love.

The purpose of any healthy relationship is to find someone that will magnify your life's experiences, not tolerate it or become a spectator of it.

The words, I love you, are empty without clarification. Women prefer to be told what they can expect. It is measurable like a Weight Watcher?s diet, with extra points at the end of the week if you don?t cheat.

There is enough mystery in human nature to keep the world stuck in a perpetual state of righteous speculation. Only the wise and compassionate will rise above it, with enough vision to see that inconsistency is a normal occurrence, during the spiritual battle of forgiveness and justice.

Thoughts might not be solid and always obtainable, but they become your reality when emotions are attached to them. Over time, they become your wants and form an attachment to your behavior.

True love is not: A person?s looks. A person?s career or accomplishments. Longevity of a relationship. Children together. Memories made. Words spoken or declared. Chance meetings you feel are fate. Hobbies and interests shared. Or, Religious beliefs in common. True love is: Seeing the potential in someone and helping them to rise and meet it. It is selfless. It doesn?t care about being right or winning. It cares about you choosing right. It is your heart breaking when they go against the goodness in their nature and it is your heart rejoicing when he or she does something so generous and kind for others, that it inspires you to be even better. It is confidence that doesn?t seek to possess, rather to set your soul free.

Until you have stood in another woman?s stilettos, you will never begin to know the year of pain she felt breaking them in.

What separates people who made their dreams come true is not setting goals to achieve a life the way they expect it to be, but how they expect to be, in order to achieve it.

When relationships fail it is usually because someone chooses not to show up for the battle.

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American Author, Works with Hospice Patients