Staying for your children is noble. However, staying with someone that teaches your children that selective evilness is okay is mental illness.
Silence is for fools. Communication is for leaders. Justice is for those brave enough to not stand another moment dealing with people that feel the solution to any problem is through cold indifference because of their lack of courage and insecurities.
Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of -- -the more history changes, the more it stays the same.
Heroes are not made. They are born out of circumstances and rise to the occasion when their spirit can no longer coexist with the hypocrisy of injustice to others.
Every talent you have is not wasted. It is there because of a reason and God will open that door when the right time comes along to use it.
God always brings someone into your life that has traveled the same path and knows the rocks you climbed to get to the end of the trail.
Don't waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you.
If you think people in your life are normal, then you undoubtedly have not spent any time getting to know the abnormal side of them.
There really is no sense in pretending to be normal. Just be you because the moment you do, weirder things happen. Crazy comes back into fashion and every woman has to go out and find her some.
Don't ever get to the point where you can't be taught because life is a classroom and everyone owns a pen.
There is no end to the things you don't understand. The mind will search for a lie to give it an answer you can understand, but one song at the right time will challenge what you accept.
Lack of communication has a way of clipping our wings, which keeps us from flying. When things are left unspoken, we forget that everyone is destined to share the sky together.
You won't change anything significant in the world if you try to be like it. Change comes when you do something different.
Chasing a man is not winning. The only thing you win is the loss of your dignity. Confidence is knowing your value, instead of expecting a man's love to provide you with value.
Sometimes the truth is so deep that it takes someone with the same depth to see it, while others can't see past the level they have never moved from.
The most influential people you will ever meet were once held together by the encouragement of others.
Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently?
Don't do the right thing for the wrong reasons. It is the why that keeps us committed to our choices and defines our character.
Be the hero of your children's story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers.
Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology.
There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it.
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.
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--the ability to influence.
The only way to cry your eyes out and laugh your ass off at the same time is to have your mom or girlfriends present. Without them, the laughing part wouldn't be nearly as fun.
God is always willing to give you the best life possible. If you change your mind at any time you are free to go back to enjoying hell.
If you don't find the right set of eyes to see through your bull, you will always be surrounded by friends that will tell you white lies because they like your company and don't want to ruin the evening.
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.
The most glorious moment you will ever experience in your life is when you look back and see how God was protecting you all this time.
Words don't have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess.
In order to master compassion, you have to spend time getting to know monsters. When you can do that you will see that there are no monsters, only people that acted like monsters because no one gave them the time or compassion to hear their story.
The best stories are the ones with the unexpected plot twists that no one would have guessed, even the writer.
Satan will tempt you with many things in life, but the most powerful is the temptation to be grateful for what you have, when it is not the best life God had to offer you.
Insanity is starting over a million times, expecting to feel the spark you never did the first time.
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.
Communication is the one class no one graduates from. Even the wisest man's words will be misinterpreted by a fool.
Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone's friend, instead of saying goodbye forever.
It is better to be alone then to be in a relationship, while you are trying to figure out what love means to you.
Winning and losing is not an external game. It is an internal battle over telling yourself the truth vs. lies regarding why you haven't stepped into the life you dreamed of.
Vulnerability gives us freedom, power and connects us to a network of injured souls. It is through the art of being real that we can heal ourself and others.
See it for what it is and own it, rather than rethink it so you don't have to deal with the trauma of the abuse. This is the only way to move on -- through acceptance.
Your true power is not in your difference, but in your consistency of being different. The world will always adjust to consistency, yet struggle with change.
You will never choose love greater than what you believe you deserve and what other insecure people tell your lack of self esteem to have faith in.
People can waste a large amount of their time trying to be accepted by people. Sometimes, God meant for you not to fit. You never know, you may hold the unique perspective that when voiced or demonstrated will change generations.
Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it?
Never stand in the way of letting God use people's actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.
When people don't tell you the truth what they really are saying is they don't value you or their relationship with you enough to be honest.
A best friend is someone that will stand in your storm and tell you the lightening is beautiful just to make you realize that your heart was worth getting soaked.
History has shown us time and time again that you don't have to know someone to love them with all your heart.
Many of the most powerful things in life are not tangible. All it takes is for you to close your eyes to see.
Nobody knows what God's plan is for your life, but a whole lot of people will guess for you if you let them.
If you don't know what you value in life, then you won't be able to make any meaningful decisions you can live with in the future.
The people that understand you the most are not always the people you call family. Often, it is the person that has traveled a parallel road because they have seen the same scenery in life and can comment on the view.
When dealing with critics always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding.
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.
You will know you are in love when it doesn't matter if you sit in heaven or hell with that special someone just as long as they can make you laugh, while you put out the fires.
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.
Settling is not a destination, rather a vacation rental staring at an endless sea that dares you to cross its waves.
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.
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.
Right person, wrong timing doesn't mean God was wrong. It means you were there at the right time to fulfill something else. Look for it.
In the end, what will you fight for -- what got there first, what got there last or what has been there all along?
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.
Sensitive people care when the world doesn't because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.
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.
Keep those that influence you for the better close and never give them a reason to keep you far away.
You will never overcome your self righteousness if you continue to believe that God prefers you over other people. The moment you feel entitled is the moment you feel superior and distance yourself from a humble heart that believes God knows what he is doing.
A person that doesn't know their worth will never know yours. Therefore, the longer you hang onto hope that they will finally see your worth is the moment you start to depreciate in value.
Healing is that place where we step into 20 seconds of insane courage because we need to either close that door or hold it open. Regardless of the outcome, the truth is what sets you free never the fear of not knowing.
You can find anyone that will tell you what you want to hear, but the only one worth valuing is the one that tells you what you need to learn.
When you meet a dark angel don't you ever for one minute believe they are bad because they have faced the worst demons and lived to guide you through yours. It really isn't an easy job they have been asked to do, but then neither was standing on the front line during the war in heaven.
If he emotionally cheated on you remember this before you take him back. It was a choice to do it and in his mind a chance for a better life than what you offered.
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.
You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached the last stage of grief -- acceptance.
You can't live in your mind and expect those dreams to become real, without the work. Reality requires actions that might feel scary, but that is what is required if you want to find true love. Don't expect it to come and rescue you. You have to rescue yourself.
The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you.
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.
Every journey taken always includes the path not taken, the detour through hell, the crossroads of indecision and the long way home.
You can't control other people's actions, but you can control who thinks they have control over you.
There is nothing worse then being surrounded by a bunch of people telling you to do what is right, when they can't define that definition, without a lot of hatred and judgment behind it.
You can't always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn't use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice.
You will know it is love not when you think about them all the time or want to be with them, but when you worry about them and you want their approval and happiness.
Intelligence is not expecting people to understand what your intent is; it is anticipating how it will be perceived.
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.
A wise woman knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser woman of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle, when all odds stand against her.
The way to happiness is by truth. Seek to be true in all things and you will have a foundation to build your future.
Tears terrify people more than anger because they attach to your heart and leave angels of mercy to shout in your mind.
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.
Some will wear masks their entire life because they care about what other people think, while others remove the mask to be who they truly are. The difference between the two is not the ability to trust others, but to trust in God.
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.
Every person has a life mission to fulfill. Never attempt to destroy what God has put in another person to do. You don't know God's plans, but Satan will most certainly use you to stop his plans.
Truth is never a straight line; it is a circle that will take you back to what you know, in order to challenge your belief in what is fair, what is real, what is forgiveable, what is not and what type of person will you become today now that you know.
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.
Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.
Often a woman that doesn't have any business being in a fight is there because their ego thinks it can mend what other people can't. It's either superiority or a second chance to heal a wound they have, by meddling on your battlefield.
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.
Sometimes, the scariest thing you will ever have to do is trust God to fight the battles you can no longer fight.
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!
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.
There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else.
Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.
Remember, the village idiot was the spiritual man who built the ark and saved his family. Keep being you and never give up marching to the beat of your own drum!
It is not the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world; it is the woman that holds the keys to the kingdom.
Don't ever feel bad that someone couldn't give you all of their heart. Be grateful that you can take the least complicated part of their soul with you, wherever you go. This is more than some people will ever have.
The number of chances you give someone doesn't tell the world how loving you are without telling them how desperate you are to believe they care as much as you. True love resides in the first chance, stupidity in the second, opportunists in the third and scoundrels in the fourth.
The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.
If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.
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.
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!
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.
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.