5 years ago today, I was toying with the idea of starting a blog and accidentally hit the “Publish” button instead of “Preview” and Intentergy came to life.
What a life it has been!
Each post I’ve written or shared has made me proud. Some posts were better than others, but each one was filled with a message of positive purpose. Maybe there were a few snarky posts, and a few sappy posts, and some that were just written because I was dead set on getting something published, but all were posted with energy intended to inspire.
For 2020 I really want to reach out to other bloggers and readers and share what is needed most: joy, inspiration, and ways to give energy positive purpose. I’m working on adding more blog talks to my schedule and am super excited to be planning a March positivity workshop for the teachers at St. Theresa School in Campbell, Mo. Please contact me if I can share Intentergy with your organization, school, or office. I also plan to continue gathering stories and writing additional content for my book and hope there are readers out there who are willing to share their stories of lessons learned while waiting in life.
With each birthday we are invited to make a wish. I am using Intentergy’s birthday wish for you today.
I wish you another year of success, joy, and opportunity. May each day provide chances to show gratitude and generosity. May all those you love appreciate your passion and care for them. May all of your adventures be scary, funny, profound, and memorable. May all your energy have positive purpose.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. I know they say wishes won’t come true, if you tell what you wish for, but I have a good feeling about this one.
“It’s a hellava start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball
Most of the time it’s easy to find things that bother or irritate us. Often it’s just as easy to find things that we want or wish for, but it’s a whole other challenge to find what makes us happy.
When I was 22, I ended my relationship with a longtime boyfriend. In fact, we were engaged, but it just wasn’t a situation that I felt could work. I wasn’t happy.
After ending a relationship that I had believed I wanted since the 4th grade, I was really lost. I mean, there was not a map, compass, GPS, or Uber who could have gotten me where I needed to be.
I went on a few first/last dates. There was one nice guy who I ran off with a massive meltdown after a way too late night at karaoke.
It took a blind date, two follow up dates, and meeting his Grandpa Joe and Grandma Dorothy before I began to believe happiness could be found with the man who is now my hubby.
Love is one arena that seems to give happiness a run for its money, but once we give love a chance, we’ve got a hellava lot better chance at finding happiness. Continue reading “A Hellava Start – Wise Words Wednesday”
Greeting cards are one of the best parts of birthdays, anniversaries, saying thank you, or just to brighten someone’s day. At my son’s 7th birthday party, I gained a new appreciation for the messages inside greeting cards.
A few of the boys made cards to go with their gifts. These were particularly sweet and showed some serious artistic promise. Others purchased greeting cards they thought the birthday boy would enjoy. (His loves for the color yellow, Legos, outer space, and dinosaurs were well represented.)
The magical epiphany of greeting card messages came as the huddle of wiggling wish givers waited for my son to sound out the words inside a store-bought card. One of my son’s buddies (who had made his own card) exclaimed, “It came with all those letters already inside!”
That 7 year-old boy realized something as simple as a card already containing an expression of friendship was something to celebrate. The fact there was an option to give a card with the message right there inside was something to be proud of, to feel excited about, and to make a gift extra fancy.
Here is your Intentergy challenge for today. You are just like that card. You already have the letters inside you. Dedicate your intent and energy to putting the message out there for others. Be proud of your accomplishments and of your friends and family. Share excitement for great things happening around you. Fancy things up a bit with some flattering, faith-filled, or funny messages. You were sent here with all those letters already inside you. It’s okay if you don’t sound like a Hallmark commercial. The simplest sentiments and discoveries (like a card with the letters already inside) are better anyway.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. Special shout out to my friend Angela for being the mom who sacrificed herself as a warrior in the Nerf gun war. Angela took one for the mom team allowing the Nerf war teams to be even. I salute you!