Mike's girlfriend wanted compost bins for her summer birthday, so Mike researched the possibilities and finally decided to build them himself. Since his girlfriend is a renter, the landlord had to approve the location and design. Mike knew he'd need a couple of days to bang the white cedar bins together, and he did, the day before Thanksgiving. And more importantly, just before the foot of snow that fell that day!
We have our good intentions--for ourselves or for those we dearly love. Yet the press of the daily grind reorders our priorities. We are consumed by the day, by the small stuff, by the ego wanting comfort right now, right now, right now.
Our good intentions take us out of our comfort zone into effort, making an effort, using our energy. And when we finally do, we are so happy, with the deep happiness of living in line with our intentions. A happiness deeper than the surface happiness of just doing what's easy or comfortable.