A friend and I had breakfast last week and one of the topics we discussed was being intentional with our actions. I was reminded that over a year ago, I almost named this blog “Act Intentional” or something like that. No one should ignore the need for intentional actions. Without intent, we end up choosing actions that don’t align with our motives, values and goals.


I came across this poem that my Grandma Doris had on her mirror for many years. I’m not sure where it came from or who wrote it. It is a great reminder of how we intentionally choose our actions and the outcomes of our days. Enjoy this poem and remind yourself that you control on your day, you just have to choose your actions


Outside my window, a new day I see, and only I can determine what kind of day it will be. It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay, or boring and cold, unhappy and gray.

For my own state of mind is the determining key. For I am only the person I let myself be. I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help, or be selfish and just think of myself.

I can enjoy what I do and make it seem fun, or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.

I can be patient with those who may not understand, or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in the Lord and believe when I say I personally intend to make the best of each day. 

1 Comment

  1. Vearl T on September 10, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, Phil! Being intentional and doing things on purpose is a great reminder to have. I also enjoyed the poem. Good stuff!

Leave a Comment