August 4, 2020

Live with Intention

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written for the purpose of sharing inspiration.  But there’s nothing more exciting and motivating than having someone with whom to have dialogue to kickstart my writing passion – four months since the coronavirus gripped us from our sense of normalcy and forced us into a state of partial paralysis.   From the hearts and souls of breathing humans, it stole hope, it stole dreams, it stole patterns of everyday living….it stole life.  And yet someone, to add insult to injury, with all their scientific wisdom, gave it a “proper name” – Covid19 – as if this Satanic demon would look better, feel better, do better – and restore that which was irretrievably thieved! What is left for those of us who remain, who, in the midst of searching for optimism may possibly be physically, emotionally, and spiritually shredded? It may seem difficult to remain hopeful about our future while cautiously tip-toeing through and navigating our way to our next goal – or simply to that next thing that brings us joy, no matter how trivial.  We wake up each day and we breathe! Involuntarily.  WE BREATHE!  We give thanks.  We really do have so much for which to give thanks despite it all. Our lives still hold purpose.  Our lives still hold hope.  And for those reasons we must plough on through and live our lives……with intention!

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13 Comments on “Live with Intention

Maria Seaman
August 4, 2020 at 9:49 pm

Well written. Amen. Each day, we must be intentional.

Shawnette Somner
August 4, 2020 at 9:58 pm


August 4, 2020 at 10:41 pm

Great job Shawnette
Your piece is well written, thanks for sharing.i

Shawnette Somner
August 4, 2020 at 10:43 pm

My hope and prayer is that you found something within it inspiring for you, Denyse. Thanks so much.

Patrice Lynch
August 4, 2020 at 11:55 pm

Great inspiration! I have found that this situation has caused me to be even more intentional in fulfilling the purposes God has for me! Each day I thrive to make a difference! That’s my focus…Lord help me to look beyond all that’s going on, help me to fulfill all you have for me to do! And I’m loving it! Yes BE INTENTIONAL!❤️

Chanel Malcolm Fubler
August 5, 2020 at 6:08 am

Intentionality is key. Purposeful living…no matter what challenges we face. Thank you for this reminder Shawnie. Well written piece 👏 ❤❗

August 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

Well written Shawnette. This situation is extremely scary and I am trying to get use to our new normal as this is our new way of life. If someone had told us in 2019 that the world we live in was about to change in 2020 and we would all be social distancing and wearing masks no one would have believed, but look at us all now. I pray that as we are somewhat allowed to carefully ease back into a few things that we stay vigilant.

Shawnette Somner
August 5, 2020 at 11:59 am

It really is very scary how it all unfolded, Patricia. I agree with you in that I’d like to be able to do some things I used to do as well..and I hope soon.

Noelitta Tucker
August 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

Yes everyday we breathe…we must continue to work through this new norm. My new norm is to stop consuming so much learn to live minimal. This is such an inspiring piece. Beautifully written Shawnette!

Shawnette Somner
August 5, 2020 at 11:58 am

Thanks, Noelitta. Yes, we do consume much and thanks for the gentle reminder through your choice to live minimally that it’s life that matters. Thanks for the inspiration.

Erlor Dean
August 5, 2020 at 5:12 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your excellent piece of writing. I was not yet ready to get to the last sentence. Definitely inspiring and brilliantly written!

Shawnette Somner
August 5, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Oh how kind, Mrs. Dean. Thank you. I hope that in light of what you shared with me, that you will be inspired to keep smiling DESPITE what’s going on.

August 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

I really need to read more of these powerful inspiration words .


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