Thoughtful Thursday: The Power of Intent

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve started tweeting a quote on Thursdays (well, okay, the first week I screwed up and posted it on Wednesday by accident, but that’s beside the point! :)). I’m actually a collector of quotes. I have all kinds of them jotted on sticky notes adorning my desk and the wall above, piled onto my shelf, tucked into my drawer . . . eventually I plan to stencil them onto a wall in my living room, but we all know that isn’t going to happen soon, so in the meantime I thought I’d dust some of them off (yes, literally) and share them with you. This one was too long to tweet but is definitely worth sharing (it’s actually a new one for me, too, stolen from my cousin’s Facebook wall — thank you, Lenore!):

“Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the impact is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the intent behind the words. When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that our intent always comes through. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent.” (Thurgood Marshal)

See? Worth sharing.

Have a wonderful end of week, everyone!




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One response to “Thoughtful Thursday: The Power of Intent”

  1. Paul Anthony Shortt (@PAShortt) Avatar

    Great quote. I agree, intent is such a powerful force. It can do a lot of great things, but also cause a lot of pain if we don’t make sure that our intent and our actions match up.

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