But you can always control what goes on inside.”
- Dr. Wayne Dyer -
Every day that we wake up is a good day. Everyday that we are able to see the rain fall and know that God exists is a great day. Sometimes it's hard to see that silver lining in that gray cloud of rain - but it's still there.
April is the month when we really know spring is coming. Even in the coldest of climates, spring arrives in it's own way.
That's the way of human aging, also. We have our spring and for each one of us, it comes (and goes) in it's own way. When our spring (childhood) is gone, our summer (teen years) arrives, then fall (adulthood), then our winter (older - closer to the end of our seasons). In human aging, each season lasts for various lengths of time for various people. Winter comes to some in their 30's and 40's, for others winter comes in their 80's, 90's and beyond. Unlike the calendar seasons. We only experience each human season once. No repeats. No do overs.
For this reason, it is important to live each season with intention. The late Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book named The Power of Intention. Each day that we wake up, is a day to live with intention. If we live each day allowing the events of life or the actions of others determine our life, we will never know true joy, true peace, or longevity.
“With everything that has happened to you,
you can either feel sorry for yourself
or treat what has happened as a gift.
Everything is either an opportunity to grow
or an obstacle to keep you from growing.
You get to choose.”
- Dr. Wayne Dyer -
Choosing is intention. It is choosing (or intending) to be healthy, happy, positive, active, pursue your dreams, your goals in life...choosing is living a life with intention.
So wake up each day of your winter, with intention in your heart. A purpose, a goal, a dream, a desire, a plan, that is intention. Work to achieve that intention or those intentions.
Do you live a life of intention or chance? Do you feel you are in the winter of your life? How do you know? Are you continuing to grow? Continuing to learn? Living with intention?