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Shannon L. Alder
If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.
Shannon L. Alder
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.
Shannon L. Alder
A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.
Shannon L. Alder
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 your sick, who thinks your 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.
Shannon L. Alder
A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.
Shannon L. Alder
When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?
Shannon L. Alder
The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.
Shannon L. Alder
When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.
Shannon L. Alder
If he can't handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person's soul.
Shannon L. Alder
Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep.
Shannon L. Alder
Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken.
Shannon L. Alder
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
Shannon L. Alder
I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you're stupid. I think you're a loser. I think you're wonderful. I want to be with you. I don't want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?
Shannon L. Alder
Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.
Shannon L. Alder
Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.
Shannon L. Alder
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.
Shannon L. Alder
Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Shannon L. Alder
It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.
Shannon L. Alder
Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect its motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!
Shannon L. Alder
An open Facebook page is simply a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, Look at me. I am insecure. I need your reaction to what I am doing, but you're not cool enough to be my friend. Therefore, I will just pray you see this because the approval of God is not all I need.
Shannon L. Alder
Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all.
Shannon L. Alder
If you were born with the ability to change someone's perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give
Shannon L. Alder
Naive people tend to generalize people as
Shannon L. Alder
God created philosophy for all the intellects that got bored of hearing the same bible stories every Sunday.
Shannon L. Alder
If you have feelings for someone, let them know. It doesn't matter if they can be in your life or not. Maybe, it is just enough for both of you to release the truth, so healing can occur. The opposite is true, as well. If you don't have feelings for someone then never let another person suggest that you do. Protect your reputation and be responsible for the wrong information spread about you. Never allow anyone to live with a false belief or unfounded hope about you. An honorable person sets the record straight, so that person can move on with their life.
Shannon L. Alder
I am not afraid to die; I am only afraid of saying goodbye to you forever.
Shannon L. Alder
Accomplishments don't erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.
Shannon L. Alder
To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
victimnoun \ˈvik-təm\ 1. The moment you tell everyone you have a mental disorder, in order to excuse your behavior.
Shannon L. Alder
Truth and facts are woven together. However, sometimes facts can blind you from seeing what is actually going on in someone's life.
Shannon L. Alder
Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace.
Shannon L. Alder
No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.
Shannon L. Alder
Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.
Shannon L. Alder
Naive people tend to generalize people as
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
When someone you love makes compassion, kindness, forgiveness, respect and God an option, you can be sure they have made you an option, as well.
Shannon L. Alder
The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don't feel safe to let people in it is because you're not ready to deal with the pain of honesty.
Shannon L. Alder
Naive people tend to generalize people as
Shannon L. Alder
Naive people tend to generalize people as
Shannon L. Alder
You are not what others think you are. You are what God knows you are.
Shannon L. Alder
The Anatomy of Conflict:If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. If there is no understanding then there is no compassion. If there is no compassion then there is no empathy. If there is no empathy then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness then there is no kindness. If there is no kindness then there is no honesty. If there is no honesty then there is no love. If there is no love then God doesn't reside there. If God doesn't reside there then there is no peace. If there is no peace then there is no happiness. If there is no happiness ----then there IS CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION!
Shannon L. Alder
Fear is to begin with the end in mind. There is no end. Life is eternal. Live life knowing that the end was your past, and the future is only full of beautiful beginnings through an eternity built around God's love.
Shannon L. Alder
In the end, what will you fight for-- what got there first, what got there last or what has been there all along?
Shannon L. Alder
The more I know about God, I am convinced He likes to read books and authors are His librarians. Every soul is a story waiting to be read.
Shannon L. Alder
Many of the most powerful things in life are not tangible. All it takes is for you to close your eyes to see.
Shannon L. Alder
You can't selectively numb your anger, any more than you can turn off all lights in a room, and still expect to see the light.
Shannon L. Alder
I would fight every angel between us until God said, Yes.
Shannon L. Alder
My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.
Shannon L. Alder
The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.
Shannon L. Alder
It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.
Shannon L. Alder
Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.
Shannon L. Alder
The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow.
Shannon L. Alder
Naive people tend to generalize people as
Shannon L. Alder
The only way to move from your reality to God's reality is through people who love you.
Shannon L. Alder
The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about.
Shannon L. Alder
Always give your resume of good deeds when you run into someone that you wronged many years ago. They simply need to know today's version of you, before they judge you on yesterday's news.
Shannon L. Alder
True confidence is not about what you take from someone to restore yourself, but what you give back to your critics because they need it more than you do.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.
Shannon L. Alder
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!
Shannon L. Alder
Your most important want should be the one you can control!
Shannon L. Alder
Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.
Shannon L. Alder
Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning.
Shannon L. Alder
Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can't you see who I truly am?
Shannon L. Alder
When you can't reach the standards of another's heart you must ask yourself, What value do I put on my soul that I would subject myself to such rejection?
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
There are many forms of love as there is moments in time, and you are capable of feeling them all at different stages of your life.
Shannon L. Alder
Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.
Shannon L. Alder
Hope combined with action is the only thing that will bring you contentment.
Shannon L. Alder
Maybe, if you can't get someone out of your head they were never meant to leave. Perhaps, they were meant to help change you into the person you have been waiting to become.
Shannon L. Alder
A Plan B life can be just as good or better than a Plan A life. You just have to let go of that first dream and realize that God has already written the first chapter of the new life that awaits you. All you have to do is start reading!
Shannon L. Alder
When you see people only as personalities, rather than souls with life missions to fulfill, you forever limit the growth and possibilities of what God has in store for another person.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
Books open the doors that others have closed on you.
Shannon L. Alder
Hope has a way of casting shadows on the truth.
Shannon L. Alder
Silence is a lie that screams at the light.
Shannon L. Alder
All death reminds us that nothing is promised, only that life was worth it.
Shannon L. Alder
When I die I hope it may be said:'Her suffering was black, but her books were read'.
Shannon L. Alder
Every quote is like a Picasso. The meaning is different for each person and half the admirers miss the true intent and twisted humor of it all.
Shannon L. Alder
Inspirational quotes are dances of light that shine in dark places during your life.
Shannon L. Alder
Stupid quotes are only Twitters in disguise.
Shannon L. Alder
It is the subtle things in life that you have to look for because the deepest love speaks at a whisper that only two people can hear.
Shannon L. Alder
Our CrossOur little circle hides in the mind,It's difficult to miss but hard to find,It goes unspoken but yet it speaks,From backward years to forward weeks,We can't forget but why even try,Two of a kind doesn't know goodbye,It's a silent question that God won't share,A breeze we feel but seems unfair,Distant, rare but only madness can see,It's something deeper than any infinity,Because we walk this parallel path up and down,There is no circle to hold us circus clowns,So let's give it a symbol and label it a loss,We will remember it always as we carry our cross.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
A competitive and insecure woman will tell you that true love is never giving up on someone you're in love with. A confident and spiritual woman knows that moving on doesn't mean you never loved someone. She realizes that letting go is what God needs her to do because both your happiness and hers requires taking different journeys for spiritual growth. Letting go is sometimes the hardest thing, but it is the most real love you will ever experience.
Shannon L. Alder
Your heart's strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don't look back.
Shannon L. Alder
God is going to send you someone that will rescue you. Then one day you will rescue them in return and together your story will rescue others. He has always been a God of rescues and a maker of warriors for his grace. You only need to believe that you are part of something greater than you know.
Shannon L. Alder
God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. Always believe that! If they are not there, God isn't finished yet!
Shannon L. Alder
Spiritual pain is when you can't stand another moment not knowing the real truth, and when you finally do know you can't let go.
Shannon L. Alder
Faith requires following the power of a whisper.
Shannon L. Alder
God is perceived by the heart, not by your reason. But what is reason? Your heart simplifying God's guidance to fit your own needs.
Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, the scariest thing you will ever have to do is trust God to fight the battles you can no longer fight.
Shannon L. Alder
Regardless of your faith, you can never escape uncertainty.
Shannon L. Alder
If you haven't cried at least once while writing a chapter of your inspirational book, then you have to ask yourself if your're writing fiction.
Shannon L. Alder
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.
Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, God doesn't send you into a battle to win it; he sends you to end it.
Shannon L. Alder
Writing romantic fiction is the second chance that loved ones denied us.
Shannon L. Alder
An inspirational writer's life is an open book that never shuts. Choose your words carefully.
Shannon L. Alder
The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself.
Shannon L. Alder
Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential.
Shannon L. Alder
Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions.
Shannon L. Alder
Every game is winnable if you change your mind about what the prize should be and your perspective about the players at the table.
Shannon L. Alder
Naive people tend to generalize people as
Shannon L. Alder
If life didn't give you at least one person not wanting you to succeed then half of us would lose are motivation to climb that cliff, in order to prove them wrong.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.
Shannon L. Alder
Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on.
Shannon L. Alder
If a man, who says he loves you, won't tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self-esteem allows.
Shannon L. Alder
It is not lies or a lack of loyalty that ends a relationship. It is the agonizing truth that one person feels in their heart on a daily basis. It is realizing that you are coping and not living. It is the false belief that there is a verse, quote, phrase or talk that will magically make you feel content, complete or not care. However, it doesn't last longer than a few days, before your mind and heart goes back to what it wants. It is the moment you realize that you left without ever leaving. It is the moment you realize that fear, shame or guilt is the only thing standing in the way of the life God meant for you to live.
Shannon L. Alder
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
There are only two ways to live your life. One as if all that matters is to have someone love and accept you. The other is as though loving and accepting another person is all that matters. Often, when you choose the second you get the first.
Shannon L. Alder
When a man plays with your heart it is for one of two reasons: He knows he can or he is undecided.
Shannon L. Alder
Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope.
Shannon L. Alder
Every relationship that has hit a crossroads has asked, What is it that you want from me?
Shannon L. Alder
Don't ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn't have the courtesy to remind you of your worth, or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home.
Shannon L. Alder
Delusions are hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding insane people living in a backwards world.
Shannon L. Alder
Lies don't end relationships the truth does.
Shannon L. Alder
Marriage is the beginning of love for your spouse, not the result of it.
Shannon L. Alder
God doesn't ordain stupidity.
Shannon L. Alder
Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another, I want to know why!
Shannon L. Alder
You can't compare men or women with mental disorders to the normal expectations of men and women in without mental orders. Your dealing with symptoms and until you understand that you will always try to find sane explanations among insane behaviors. You will always have unreachable standards and disappointments. If you want to survive in a marriage to someone that has a disorder you have to judge their actions from a place of realistic expectations in regards to that person's upbringing and diagnosis.
Shannon L. Alder
It really is quite simple. All women really want is to be needed, valued and loved above anyone else and they will make you a keeper. It's your actions she is paying attention to, not your words.
Shannon L. Alder
Maybe, the question isn't who will look good by your side, who will make these days less dull, who will bring you the greatest financial benefit, who will be the one to bring you pleasure, who do you have the most in common with?.... Maybe, the question one should ask is who do you want at your side when you are dying?
Shannon L. Alder
Empowering Women 101: If a normal man wants you he will let you know. You won't have to guess. He will move mountains to bring you into his life. If he is abnormal he will string you along, drop a trail of crumbs and clues for you to follow, in order to keep you guessing. This type of man desires you, but doesn't value you.
Shannon L. Alder
Empowering Women 101-- A strong women knows that cheating isn't a mistake; it's a choice. The choice was made long before you found out.
Shannon L. Alder
The problem isn't that I think so highly of myself. It is just that you think so little of yourself. Live life BIG, BOLD and OUT LOUD!
Shannon L. Alder
Chasing a person doesn't give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.
Shannon L. Alder
The secret to your purpose is to find what you feel is important, and not pursue what others would think is important. When you think highly of yourself, me thinking highly of you will never be enough!
Shannon L. Alder
Introspective souls are often tormented by their passionate visions. This is because visionaries see what shall be and wake up to what is. However, if you couldn't see a glimpse of the city lights while stranded in the forest, how would you ever know to walk in that direction? Sometimes, your vision can't be put into action, until you gather the learning experiences, along your journey first.
Shannon L. Alder
They say faith is taking the first step when you can't see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor.
Shannon L. Alder
Maybe, the lesson we can all learn from the inner sadness of a Narcissist is to see through our own fabrications, our own illusions so that we can be set free to be real once more.
Shannon L. Alder
Time doesn't heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them.
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Empowered Women 101: Real women don't tell the world or elude to it on Pinterest, Facebook or any other social media platform that they are in an awful relationship. It is disrespectful to the person you say you love. Plus, it is self abusive to yourself. Ask yourself these questions: What if everyone you knew read it? Would your significant other be upset or humiliated? Why are you posting it (pity, anxiety, fear, desperateness, inmaturity)? And why do you want people to know?
Shannon L. Alder
Often the inspiration to write music comes from the voices in your head. You're not crazy. Just be thankful they are not making you rescue people in 20-degree weather at 2:30 in the morning in the forest.
Shannon L. Alder
There is no real bravery in getting paid to save someone's life. However, there is a large amount of bravery in a nurse break dancing at the hospital's Christmas party.
Shannon L. Alder
A very unwise man once said, He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. A very annoyed woman once said, He who does not want to communicate will never enjoy their silence for very long.
Shannon L. Alder
God's justice will always be found at the end of a pen.
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I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn't at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand.
Shannon L. Alder
Spirituality has a language of it's own and some people haven't learned to speak it.
Shannon L. Alder
A coward talks to everyone but YOU.
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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.
Shannon L. Alder
Arrogance is someone claiming to have come to Christ, but they won't spend more than five minutes listening to your journey because they are more concerned about their own well being, rather than being a true disciple of Christ. Blessed is the person that takes the time to heal and hear another person so they can move on.
Shannon L. Alder
True saddness is when someone still thinks your the same person after all these years. They brand you because of their own ego, fear and lack of spirituality. What's sadder is when they are Christian.
Shannon L. Alder
When someone is stalking you because they think you are stalking them, it makes you wonder who really is the true stalker?
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Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are.
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The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free.
Shannon L. Alder
Of all the questions I have asked my readers this is the most important: What would you do if you weren't afraid? When you finally give wings to that answer then you have found your life's purpose.
Shannon L. Alder
Denial is the way people handle what they cannot handle.
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Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be.
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Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.
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Sometimes, you can be more than enough for someone, but they choose not to be in your life. Always remember that Satan works hard to keep people miserable by feeding their fears, so they stay in their comfort zone. The truth is some people value what is predictable, more than chemistry.
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If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise.
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Judgement of others and ourselves always comes from a place of fear. It is fear that keeps us from living authentically all that we say we value.
Shannon L. Alder
The solution is so obvious, but for so many of us we would travel a hundred miles out of the way to avoid it, gather a thousand opinions on the way and take a pit stop in fear to check our map before we proceed through hell. Heaven was always a direct flight with no layovers.
Shannon L. Alder
Time is too swift for those who fear, too long for those who wait, too short for those who finally find peace, but for those who love, time is eternal. For nothing is ever lost that God wants you to find.
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Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions.
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Never pray to be a better slave when God is trying to get you out of your situation.
Shannon L. Alder
I could crawl inside the lyrics and know each note intimately. They would claw at my soul, until I could no longer fight the emotions that took me to a place I couldn't experience. But, it was the possibility that made every verse a heart filled prediction and every beat a direction to follow.
Shannon L. Alder
Passion is not a reaction to an external event. It is the left over emotions from the internal battles you have won that propels you forward.
Shannon L. Alder
If you truly feel that self esteem and motivation have to happen first before you can make changes in your life, then we'll probably be sharing walkers at a retirement home as we talk over what might have been.
Shannon L. Alder
Never give up on someone. Sometimes the answers you are looking for are the same answers another person is looking for. Two people searching together are always better than one person alone.
Shannon L. Alder
Often people that criticise your life are usually the same people that don't know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul.
Shannon L. Alder
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.
Shannon L. Alder
A friend is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away.
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The only difference between you and the person you admire is their perspective on life.
Shannon L. Alder
What if you were wrong? What if everything you ever believed was a lie? What if you missed your opportunity because you didn't know your worth? What if you settled on familiar, but God was trying to give you something better? What if you decided not to go backwards, but forward? What if doing what you have never done before was the answer to everything that didn't make sense? What if the answer wasn't to be found in words, but in action? What if you found the courage to do what you really wanted to do and doing it changed your whole life?
Shannon L. Alder
The greatest temptation you will ever have in your life is to give up on what you truly want because it seemed to difficult to have. If you put your loyalty into anything, put it into believing in yourself.
Shannon L. Alder
If you walk in any direction walk in the direction toward your greatest dream.
Shannon L. Alder
You won't find peace with another, until you become one person--not two.
Shannon L. Alder
Forgiveness is the one gift you don't give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free.
Shannon L. Alder
When religious people take the stance that they don't owe anyone that is hurting closure or answers then God is not winning. Conflict continues because of lack of communication, fear and indifference.
Shannon L. Alder
We live in a world that has so many people striving to look normal to a bunch of people that are abnormal, in order to be accepted. What is normal is realizing that being accepted comes at a price that robs the world of the uniqueness that God has created you to be every time you minimize your personality to make someone like you.
Shannon L. Alder
Never believe someone cares for you because of other people's reactions. Sometimes you have to drown out the noise from the crowd, in order to figure out if there is a song playing between the two of you or simply annoying static that you thought was a tune.
Shannon L. Alder
Beauty fades and the body becomes old, but nothing can dull the shine of a woman with a good heart.
Shannon L. Alder
Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.
Shannon L. Alder
Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for
Shannon L. Alder
If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left.
Shannon L. Alder
The only people that can't handle the truth are those that suffer so much anxiety that they will live in denial, in order to prevent their illusion from being destroyed and feeling more anxiety.
Shannon L. Alder
Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.
Shannon L. Alder
There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.
Shannon L. Alder
No one can change a person, but a person can be the reason someone changes.
Shannon L. Alder
You always had it in you to create miracles, but you forgot that it required you to do the opposite of what you are doing now.
Shannon L. Alder
Evolving is not arrogance. It is confidence that won't be pulled backwards, by those that feel left behind.
Shannon L. Alder
Telling the world you are trying is not doing.
Shannon L. Alder
Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.
Shannon L. Alder
Who would you impress if the world was blind?
Shannon L. Alder
I was never weighed down by beauty in my lifetime. However, I was beaten down by the sad fears of my gender- women who didn't allow you to feel pretty or rejoice in who you are, unless it fell beneath how they thought about themselves.
Shannon L. Alder
When you take the high road you will see things that some people can't.
Shannon L. Alder
You can have regret from yesterday, fear tomorrow, but peace today by sharing your heart's deepest feelings. A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living.
Shannon L. Alder
If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.
Shannon L. Alder
You must do what you need to do to survive, but you will never survive your own heart if you don't also make it a need.
Shannon L. Alder
Behind every angry soul is a wounded child that just wanted you to love them for who they are.
Shannon L. Alder
The best of who you are is not from who you have in your life, rather who they helped you become because they loved you.