Being Intentional About Living // Five Minute Friday — 16 Comments

  1. I, too, let my grandson chase me (and feed me food over his shoulder–it’s a mess, but it makes him giggle). I always take time to soak in beautiful sunrises and sunsets, too :).

  2. I love your list of simple ways to be intentional. I find it interesting that my children seem to remember the simple ordinary things more so than what I thought would be the big moments. Thank you for sharing your heart, friend!


  3. For me, it simply means living each moment, Being fully present. Not too focused on either the past or the future but living, enjoying, being content in the now. A tall order in the culture we live in today. I’m so glad you’re thinking about these things, friend. They bring life and light into the darkness. Blessings on your week, dear one.

  4. Barbie , thanks for the reminder to be intentional in big and little things. Your examples of “little things” are delightful. Blessings. Visiting from FMF.

  5. Barbie, although you might be in a dark place right now, this is an inspirational post. You write from the depths of your current reality and in the process speak volumes to all who need to see that the choices they make can determine how well (or otherwise) a day turns out. These words are especially light and life affirming: “I can choose to be intentional about living, and not allow the enemy to give me cause to want to give up”, indicating as they do that our intentions shape our actions. And I LOVE the simple ways in which joy is slowly seeping back into your soul. Because it will, my friend, surprising you one day. Blessings, love and prayers. xo

  6. I love your thoughts about being intentional with the little everyday things, and not just the big things! Thanks for being an encouragement, even in the middle of your own struggles. Blessings!

  7. First of all, I love, love, love your “I start each day with Jesus and a big cup of coffee.” 🙂 I NEED to do that. I always start my day with a big cup of coffee, but I don’t often invite Jesus to join me. Why not? It is the perfect beginning and both coffee and Jesus give me a little push to be a better person. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love the ways you are choosing to be intentional. And depression and anxiety are so hard. I don’t struggle myself but know so many who do. Praying you find peace and light on those difficult days. I’m in the 4 spot this week.

  9. “But I know that there is more. And even in my current emotional state, I can choose to be intentional about living, and not allow the enemy to give me cause to want to give up.” Oh, yes! It often comes down to the little choices that make living life to the fullest an intentional act. Thanks for this! God bless!

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