There are some rules for setting intentions, since intentions are believed to get you what you "want" ~ the three main elements needed are to know exactly what you want, visualize the desired result, and expect the result to happen. They say intention is that magical combination of will, motivation and desire. But there is one small caveat, one little disclaimer when it comes to working with intentions, it goes like this; All that you desire can be yours if your heart is pure, your intentions clear and your goals are in your best interest.
Life is full of lessons, items bought and sold, no guarantees, and when it comes to time there is definitely a no return policy. You live with all you've accumulated, good and bad. There are always those few constants in life and I've realized that those are the things I need to focus on, pure heart, clear intentions and in my best interest. Those things of course include my family and dear friends. I guess it might contain unconditional love. And along with the people I love, there are other areas that feel they are always in my best interest; there is the sun, the moon, the ocean, nature in general, highways, BMW's (even when they are behaving badly) and my one daily reminder that life is good ~ my morning cup of coffee. Sometimes that might be all we need to start another day, to roll out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, breathe. Yes, Folgers, you got it right, coffee, the best part of waking up. Joni Mitchell had the dilemma, "love or money", mine right now seems to be love or coffee. Think I'm going to go with the coffee ~ Starbucks, Peets, Coffee Bean, Stumptown, my loves, you never seem to fail me.