Intentions + Be-Hive + Texas

By John Steinbeck, from his memoir “Travels With Charley: In Search of America.”

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study and the passionate possession of all Texans.”

The Human Constant.

“Wherever you find yourself as a human being, you’ll have found yourself in a cruel and beautiful place.” Jeremy J. Lanning

Definitions.

*Goal: The end towards which effort is directed. Aim – to direct a course.

*Intention: The determination to act in a certain way. Resolve – To deal with successfully. 

My 2020 Be-Hive.

  1. Be aware
  2. Be ready
  3. Be willing
  4. Be present
  5. Be kind
  6. Be accurate
  7. Be genuine
  8. Be submissive
  9. Be stable
  10. Be predictable 

These are my intentions for those closest to me. 

  1. Be good for my loved ones
  2. Have hard conversations
  3. Listen for as long as needed
  4. Always touch where welcome
  5. Work the problems
  6. Process reality
  7. Love hard

Relationships Matter.

When you’re on your deathbed you will not be grasping for your last purchase. You’ll be reaching for the hand that lead you, fed you, loved you, or bathed you. The hand that woke you, warmed you, pulled you into this world or is holding you back from leaving it.” Jeremy J. Lanning

My Statement of Value.

“I am stronger than I think. I am not broken. The negative things in my life aren’t “happening to me,” they are simply problems to solve. My feelings are always valid, even if they are not accurate. I desire to be the most genuine version of myself possible. I must stop trying to “arrive,” instead I must accept that simply moving in a healthier direction is actual success.” Jeremy J. Lanning

Here is my intention for the New Year and New Decade.

“I am determined to carry myself in a certain way with the intention of creating value in every single relationship that will have me, and in each produce an intoxicating and beautiful newness.” Jeremy J. Lanning

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