Friday, July 8, 2011
Intentional or Good Intentions
I am a very thoughtful person. I know many of you don't know that. In particular those of you that I bought birthday cards for but never mailed. Or those of you that I never sent graduation money to. Or those of you who still have a Christmas present from 3 years ago sitting in my closet. Or those of you that never got the casserole I meant to make to take over to your house after your surgery. Or those of you whose babies were in toddler clothes before I managed to drop of the newborn outfit I had purchased for him or her. Or those of you who never received the Christmas cards I filled out, stamped, and never mailed.
I am guessing you can see a pattern here cause I sure can. I truly truly am a "thoughful" person. But without action those thoughts really don't mean much now do they? You know what they say about good intentions. I am pretty sure road to Hell isn't really paved with them but I can tell you the road to guilt is.
I can give you a million reasons why this happens. Poor planning, procrastination (which could be what the road to Hell is actually paved with), not using a calendar, over scheduling, busyness, forgetfulness, I could go on and on. I think that it is time to do away with reasons, excuses, and good intentions. I think it is time to replace them with something else. Something better.
Instead of having good intentions I think it is time to live intentionally!