“I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper.
I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear.
I write past the embarrassment of exposure.
I write because hypocrisy doesn’t need answers, rather it needs questions to heal.
I write myself out of nightmares.
I write because I am nostalgic, romantic and demand happy endings.
I write to remember.
I write knowing conversations don’t always take place.
I write because speaking can’t be reread.
I write to soothe a mind that races.
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand.
I write because my emotions belong to the moon; high tide, low tide.
I write knowing I will fall on my words, but no one will say it was for very long.
I write because I want to paint the world the way I see love should be.
I write to provide a legacy.
I write to make sense out of senselessness.
I write knowing I will be killed by my own words, stabbed by critics, crucified by both misunderstanding and understanding.
I write for the haters, the lovers, the lonely, the broken-hearted and the dreamers.
I write because one day someone will tell me that my emotions were not a waste of time.
I write because God loves stories.
I write because one day I will be gone, but what I believed and felt will live on.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Shannon L. Alder is an inspirational author that has set out to write the most inspirational quotes on Goodreads. To date, she has written 1,200 quotes (beating out the top competition: Dr. Phil, John Gray, Dr. Laura and other relationship gurus) and she is still going strong! Her quotes have been published in over 100 different books, by various relationship authors and in several online magazine articles (Psychology Today, Huffington Post, etc.). Her philosophy or Shannonisms are centered around celebrating your uniqueness and freeing yourself from your fears so you can live with purpose.She addresses in her quotes the issues most people face that prevents them from taking themselves to the next level (self-esteem, lack of focus, fear, anxiety, self-righteousness, mental illness, lack of positivity, not caring, control issues, jealousy, and anger).”
I’ve discovered we are soul sisters. There is something to be said for having one’s emotions validated.
Her writing that I am the most familiar with are her books but I’ve recently begun checking out her blog on goodreads and facebook because I enjoy her thinking process.
300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late
300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask for a More Vibrant Marriage
They both offer ways to open communications with your children or your spouse. Both books will become go-to conversation starters time and time again.