by Anna Walker


intentional (adj) - an action performed with awareness; done deliberately, consciously, on purpose.


I love this quote, "The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do." Over the last few months, I have chosen words that help drive me towards my goal of relaunching The Total You. Focus. Action. Become. Impact. Momentum., and so on. Each word gives new meaning to my desire to live on purpose. Although I am not moving at warp speed, I decided that to BE INTENTIONAL about a few things consistently can add up to more than making empty promises and setting lofty goals. 

In New York Times bestselling author, John Maxwell's Intentional Living 7- day challenge, he teaches that growth is not automatic, it take intention and it begins with small actions everyday that make a difference. Everyday, my thoughts are directed towards prayer, listening, and seeking guidance for the day.

This week's post is to encourage you to be intentional about the things that matter most to you, whether it's spending time with family, taking up a new hobby, getting rid of negative thoughts, or performing random acts of kindness. Guaranteed, over time your life will have impact and meaning.


As the holidays approach, we have to BE INTENTIONAL about our holiday "style". For Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends, Christmas soirees, think about others.  What can you do or give, or say that will make a difference in someone else's life? 

1. At the table, each person shares why they are thankful for others at the table.

2. Take a special holiday treat to say thank you to the hostess.

3. Go out of your way to give a person you don't some cheer.

These are some of my favorite holiday treats:

I give candles all the time! Be unique with this Thanksgiving candle from

Who doesn't love fruit? Love this Harvest Basket

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