Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Value of Intentions

"The smallest act of kindness is worth 
more than the grandest intention."  
Oscar Wilde

I am a firm believer in small acts of kindness whether they be random or purposeful, but I also feel that intentions hold great value.  Just because someone doesn't act on their intentions, it doesn't mean their intentions are worthless.  Think of an intention as a sort of prayer.  Many believe in the power of prayer, so why not the power of intention.  Whether you extend your hand in a physical sense or in a more esoteric sense, you have extended your hand.  Even if the intended receiver never knows of your intention, it holds value. Every thought, every deed, every prayer has power. 


  1. What a good analogy: intentions are a form of prayers. I like it. I think when you have good intentions you change the energy around you for the better. The more positive energy the more better! :-)

  2. Thanks Libby. Positive energy is probably more important than we know.

  3. I agree. Without an initial intention there is no second step or act.