Whatever you intend to happen—in a conversation, in a meeting, in your life—will affect the way you show up.
Imagine your friend posts on social that they lost their job. If your intention is to comfort them you probably won’t “like” their Facebook post, you’ll call and talk to them. If your intention is to appear connected so you don’t appear insensitive, a simple :( emoji will do the trick.
The intentions that I set atop each day in my planner help me connect with people I care for. The practice encourages them to share in kind and then we are clear on what we have in common for the week. Ahhhh.