intention - noun - in-ten-tion: A determination to act in a certain way: resolve
I think about this word....a lot. Oddly enough, it also means, "a process or manner of healing of incised wounds."
Hmmmmmm.....maybe wounds inflicted by careless tongues or thoughtless deeds?
Intentions...those things of which the road to hell is paved with.
Then, there are people who "intend". They intended to call, they intended to offer help, or solace or maybe a kind word. They intended to apologize. The intended a lot of things, but something always kept getting in the way, something always stopped them right on the threshold of intention on the way to action. And, suddenly.....there were no more chances to act.
I find myself, often, learning of a life shaking event and thinking "oh, I intended to tell her/him just how much I enjoy knowing them, or how much I love having them in my life!" That lack of action of intention leads to REGRET and regret soon gives way to guilt which results in sadness.
So, if over the course of the coming years, you find yourself on the receiving end of my action and resolve, don't be surprised. I am resolved to live my life with intention followed up by action. I don't make resolutions but I fully am committed to intention driven actions. And, in the process, I'm going to like myself a little more and stop allowing others' lack of action influence my behavior. I intend to be happy, I intend to be content, I intend to be kind, I intend to do the best thing I know how to do, and I intend to be me. And my actions will reflect these intentions because I choose not to perish being afraid to open the door of an action driven existence any longer.