Set Intentions

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I’m not one who believes in Resolutions.  Seems like a plan for procrastination and failure. When I want to do something – I just do it. I don’t wait until January One. But – being as we are celebrating a New Year – I do believe in setting Intentions.

Intentions are what we want to accomplish. We tell ourselves that this certain something is what we want to happen. Intentions also begin when we say them. Maybe they don’t manifest at that moment, but the intention is set, and if we come back to it and try, not only will it manifest, it will become an actuality, a realization, when we want it to. An intention is not a diet or workout regimen; an intention, or so it seems to me, is a decision to change your life. We don’t set an intention to lose ten pounds. We set an intention to eat healthier and live better. It’s a way of thinking about what we desire and bringing it into our lives.

 

May this New Year bring you health, happiness, love, and success.

May you live your life with passion and spread compassion wherever you go.

May all your intentions be actualized.

About Noreen Lace

Originally from the Midwest, Noreen Lace received an MFA from California State University where she now teaches. She believes in the beauty of language to express the darkness in life. She is the author of two novellas, West End and Life of Clouds, as well as a book of short stories. Here in the Silence. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in national as well as international journals, including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, The Oleander Review, Vine Leaves Press (Australia), Silver Stream Journal (Ireland), Pilcrow and Dagger, Fishfood, and others. "Memorial Day Death Watch," a memoir of her father's passing, placed as a finalist in Writer Advice, while her poem, "All at Once," was published as a finalist in Medusa's Laugh Contest issue. More work is always in progress.
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