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Quote: Staying for your children is noble. However, staying with someone that teaches your children that selective evilness is okay is mental illness. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Staying for your children is noble. However, staying with someone that teaches your children that selective evilness is okay is mental illness.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Either, you are in love with someone or you're not. Fear is complicated, not love. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Either, you are in love with someone or you're not. Fear is complicated, not love.


Quote: No connection can ever be broken if love holds tight at both ends. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

No connection can ever be broken if love holds tight at both ends.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: This world is not here for you; you are here for it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

This world is not here for you; you are here for it.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: It is better to be alone than to become a person that loses his soul to the fear of loneliness. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

It is better to be alone than to become a person that loses his soul to the fear of loneliness.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Your heart will always go where your mind wanders. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Your heart will always go where your mind wanders.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Praying for the people that hurt you may not change them, but it will change you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Praying for the people that hurt you may not change them, but it will change you.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: No one is ever a victim of life; we are all volunteering to grow. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

No one is ever a victim of life; we are all volunteering to grow.


Quote: Never leave a situation unless you know what you needed and what you were never going to get. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Never leave a situation unless you know what you needed and what you were never going to get.


Quote: Sometimes, God doesn't send you into a battle to win it; he sends you to end it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Sometimes, God doesn't send you into a battle to win it; he sends you to end it.


Quote: A man of worth is a man that sees the worth in others more than himself. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A man of worth is a man that sees the worth in others more than himself.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Don't ever get to the point where you can't be taught because life is a classroom and everyone owns a pen. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Don't ever get to the point where you can't be taught because life is a classroom and everyone owns a pen.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Empathy and a huge imagination explain a lot of mysteries in the universe. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Empathy and a huge imagination explain a lot of mysteries in the universe.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: You won't change anything significant in the world if you try to be like it. Change comes when you do something different. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You won't change anything significant in the world if you try to be like it. Change comes when you do something different.


Quote: True love is not a question. It is an answer that you never have to spend a lifetime figuring out. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

True love is not a question. It is an answer that you never have to spend a lifetime figuring out.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: You are only earning the life you get when your inaction allows people to decide for you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You are only earning the life you get when your inaction allows people to decide for you.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The most influential people you will ever meet were once held together by the encouragement of others. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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


Quote: Screwing up is hardly a major mistake. Sometimes your wrong choices bring you to the right places. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Screwing up is hardly a major mistake. Sometimes your wrong choices bring you to the right places.


Quote: Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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


Quote: Nostalgia has a way of blocking the reality of the past. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Nostalgia has a way of blocking the reality of the past.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: A foolish woman believes that loyalty is automatic. A wise woman knows that it is earned. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A foolish woman believes that loyalty is automatic. A wise woman knows that it is earned.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: So many people focus on who they will be that they never get around to figuring out who they are. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

So many people focus on who they will be that they never get around to figuring out who they are.


Quote: The world is waiting for us to graduate from ourselves. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The world is waiting for us to graduate from ourselves.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Art is nothing more than creating an emotion in your own form. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Art is nothing more than creating an emotion in your own form.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Your blessings lay beyond your fear. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Your blessings lay beyond your fear.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: There is no amount of bad karma that can compete with a contrite spirit and God's forgiveness. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

There is no amount of bad karma that can compete with a contrite spirit and God's forgiveness.


Quote: Words don't have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Words don't have the power to hurt you, unless that person meant more to you than you are willing to confess.


Quote: The only side God chooses is one of commonsense. If it doesn't make sense; it is not God. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The only side God chooses is one of commonsense. If it doesn't make sense; it is not God.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions.


Quote: The best stories are the ones with the unexpected plot twists that no one would have guessed, even the writer. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The best stories are the ones with the unexpected plot twists that no one would have guessed, even the writer.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Insanity is starting over a million times, expecting to feel the spark you never did the first time. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Insanity is starting over a million times, expecting to feel the spark you never did the first time.


Quote: Learn to be a responder, not a reactor. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Learn to be a responder, not a reactor.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Communication is the one class no one graduates from. Even the wisest man's words will be misinterpreted by a fool. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Communication is the one class no one graduates from. Even the wisest man's words will be misinterpreted by a fool.


Quote: Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone's friend, instead of saying goodbye forever. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone's friend, instead of saying goodbye forever.


Quote: It is better to be alone then to be in a relationship, while you are trying to figure out what love means to you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It is better to be alone then to be in a relationship, while you are trying to figure out what love means to you.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.


Quote: If you're stressing over happiness, you're doing it wrong! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you're stressing over happiness, you're doing it wrong!


Quote: When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Never settle on a life you don't want when God is trying to give you a better life. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Never settle on a life you don't want when God is trying to give you a better life.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The day I found my smile again was when I stood in my own storm and danced with my tribe. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The day I found my smile again was when I stood in my own storm and danced with my tribe.


Quote: If you put yourself in the emotion that you want from others, you are more likely to receive it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If you put yourself in the emotion that you want from others, you are more likely to receive it.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The cure is as simple as this: Live your words and live your belief system. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The cure is as simple as this: Live your words and live your belief system.


Quote: When what you value and dream about doesn't match the life you are living, you have pain. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When what you value and dream about doesn't match the life you are living, you have pain.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: It's not about believing in yourself; it's about being yourself -- take action! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It's not about believing in yourself; it's about being yourself -- take action!


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Don't ever let anyone put out your light because they are blinded by it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Don't ever let anyone put out your light because they are blinded by it.


Quote: Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind.


Quote: Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it?


Quote: When you least expect it is when the person you always dreamt of will finally show up. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When you least expect it is when the person you always dreamt of will finally show up.


Quote: No two persons can learn something and experience it in the same way. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

No two persons can learn something and experience it in the same way.


Quote: Never stand in the way of letting God use people's actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Never stand in the way of letting God use people's actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.


Quote: A lie has no power, until you believe it. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

A lie has no power, until you believe it.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.




Quote: When you believe you have lost your power and control nothing will ever seem easy or simple. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When you believe you have lost your power and control nothing will ever seem easy or simple.




Quote: History has shown us time and time again that you don't have to know someone to love them with all your heart. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

History has shown us time and time again that you don't have to know someone to love them with all your heart.




Quote: Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all.


Quote: Many of the most powerful things in life are not tangible. All it takes is for you to close your eyes to see. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Many of the most powerful things in life are not tangible. All it takes is for you to close your eyes to see.


Quote: Nobody knows what God's plan is for your life, but a whole lot of people will guess for you if you let them. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Nobody knows what God's plan is for your life, but a whole lot of people will guess for you if you let them.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: When dealing with critics always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When dealing with critics always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding.


Quote: Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Settling is not a destination, rather a vacation rental staring at an endless sea that dares you to cross its waves. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Settling is not a destination, rather a vacation rental staring at an endless sea that dares you to cross its waves.


Quote: True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: It is the apathetic person that sees the cause while the charitable person sees the need. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It is the apathetic person that sees the cause while the charitable person sees the need.




Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Hope combined with action is the only thing that will bring you contentment. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Hope combined with action is the only thing that will bring you contentment.


Quote: In the end, what will you fight for -- what got there first, what got there last or what has been there all along? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

In the end, what will you fight for -- what got there first, what got there last or what has been there all along?


Quote: God doesn't ordain stupidity. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

God doesn't ordain stupidity.


Quote: We are all children coming inside from recess with varying degrees of dirt on us. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

We are all children coming inside from recess with varying degrees of dirt on us.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: The only difference between you and the person you admire is their perspective on life. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The only difference between you and the person you admire is their perspective on life.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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


Quote: Some women are built by the fire. Yet, there are some that are the FIRE! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Some women are built by the fire. Yet, there are some that are the FIRE!


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Immorality is the word we use to describe people that are not sinning the same way we are. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Immorality is the word we use to describe people that are not sinning the same way we are.


Quote: You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours.


Quote: Keep those that influence you for the better close and never give them a reason to keep you far away. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Keep those that influence you for the better close and never give them a reason to keep you far away.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: All roads out of hell lead home. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

All roads out of hell lead home.


Quote: With dark raven paper and twinkling white ink, I wrote my heart in the night's sky. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

With dark raven paper and twinkling white ink, I wrote my heart in the night's sky.


Quote: It is not what they say, but the reaction that tells you everything you need to know. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

It is not what they say, but the reaction that tells you everything you need to know.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Winning or losing achieves the same result -- change. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Winning or losing achieves the same result -- change.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Angels come in many forms, but they always bring the same message -- wisdom. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Angels come in many forms, but they always bring the same message -- wisdom.


Quote: You won't find peace with another, until you become one person -- not two. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

You won't find peace with another, until you become one person -- not two.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean.


Quote: It might look like your enemies are winning, but be ready God is about to flip the script. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

It might look like your enemies are winning, but be ready God is about to flip the script.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: A boy has other people do the talking for him; a man speaks his mind. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A boy has other people do the talking for him; a man speaks his mind.


Quote: Sometimes it takes a crazy person to see the world clearly. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes it takes a crazy person to see the world clearly.


Quote: Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess.


Quote: You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached the last stage of grief -- acceptance. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached the last stage of grief -- acceptance.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Every journey taken always includes the path not taken, the detour through hell, the crossroads of indecision and the long way home. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Every journey taken always includes the path not taken, the detour through hell, the crossroads of indecision and the long way home.


Quote: You can't control other people's actions, but you can control who thinks they have control over you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

You can't control other people's actions, but you can control who thinks they have control over you.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: The goal for most people should not be to feel better, but to get better at feeling. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The goal for most people should not be to feel better, but to get better at feeling.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Intelligence is not expecting people to understand what your intent is; it is anticipating how it will be perceived. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Intelligence is not expecting people to understand what your intent is; it is anticipating how it will be perceived.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: Regardless of your faith, you can never escape uncertainty. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Regardless of your faith, you can never escape uncertainty.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: The way to happiness is by truth. Seek to be true in all things and you will have a foundation to build your future. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

The way to happiness is by truth. Seek to be true in all things and you will have a foundation to build your future.


Quote: Tears terrify people more than anger because they attach to your heart and leave angels of mercy to shout in your mind. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Tears terrify people more than anger because they attach to your heart and leave angels of mercy to shout in your mind.


Quote: Your most important want should be the one you can control! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Your most important want should be the one you can control!




Quote: Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: If you live life on your own terms it shouldn't feel like a jail cell. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you live life on your own terms it shouldn't feel like a jail cell.


Quote: When you are no longer afraid is when you can be yourself. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

When you are no longer afraid is when you can be yourself.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.


Quote: If you are hurting because they hurt then they are the ONE. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If you are hurting because they hurt then they are the ONE.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: If you never learned to hold onto someone, how could it possibly hurt now to let them go? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you never learned to hold onto someone, how could it possibly hurt now to let them go?


Quote: Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.


Quote: Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are.


Quote: Conformity begins the moment you ignore how you feel for acceptance. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Conformity begins the moment you ignore how you feel for acceptance.


Quote: Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The greatest lesson you might ever learn in this life is this: It is not about you. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

The greatest lesson you might ever learn in this life is this: It is not about you.


Quote: Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.


Quote: Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can't you see who I truly am? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can't you see who I truly am?


Quote: Sometimes, the scariest thing you will ever have to do is trust God to fight the battles you can no longer fight. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Sometimes, the scariest thing you will ever have to do is trust God to fight the battles you can no longer fight.


Quote: A friend is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

A friend is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away.


Quote: 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! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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!


Quote: Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.


Quote: A best friend is the one person that doesn't leave you worse off by their actions or yours. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

A best friend is the one person that doesn't leave you worse off by their actions or yours.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.




Quote: Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.


Quote: 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! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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!


Quote: It is not the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world; it is the woman that holds the keys to the kingdom. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

It is not the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world; it is the woman that holds the keys to the kingdom.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.


Quote: Who would you impress if the world was blind? by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Who would you impress if the world was blind?


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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! by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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!


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of Shannon L. Alder quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

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


Quote: If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left.


Quote: Silence is a lie that screams at the light. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

Silence is a lie that screams at the light.


Quote: If there was any great lesson in life it was this: No battle was ever won with silence. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of photo of author Shannon L. Alder with quote

If there was any great lesson in life it was this: No battle was ever won with silence.


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