It seems that the small words pack quite a wallop. NO, before or after pepper spray, packs a mean wallop. ha ha. Truly a word like NO when used correctly is so powerful. AM is another powerful word. It attaches things to me. I AM _____________. (Fill in as needed.) IS/ARE are small words that attach to others.
Then there are the famous Trio of Limiting Verbs: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda. These three monsters sing in complete dis-harmony to our lives. They always attach us to the Past and are often used as a "fib". (Wasn't that a nice way to say LIE?) However, to be fair, it's not always a fib or lie, sometimes it's the truth. But truth or not, the sentiment that is most often attached to one of the Trio is something wasn't quite kosher in the deli. [ I "shoulda" gone to the gym today and I "woulda" felt much better, if only I "coulda" got there. ] Intent is an emotion that is most often used to ease our feelings or those feelings of others.
This trio of intent keeps us out of NOW and allows us to be in Back Then. Really, if I wanted to go to the gym this morning, I would have. Another thing, I have been guilty of saying is "if I only had more time." There are exactly 24 hours in a day. If I spend 2 hours on the Internet (writing this blog or otherwise) I had plenty of time to get to the gym or to run or to walk or go to yoga or ...
A goal of mine for Twenty Eleven is to leave the Intent Trio to other birds. I want to the be Rooster who Crows about accomplishments and not the birds who sings the blues about intent. Of course, in typing this, I do realize that "wanting to be the Rooster" only happens if and when I make it happen.
Thankfully, my 2010 was quite good. It "coulda" been better, but it was good. I believe my Twenty Eleven will be even better and I "intend" to make it so.