2020 has felt like a year that would never end, and yet, I experienced a slight panic realizing today is the last day of November. Where did the year go?
While much of my time has been spent at home, I hope my efforts were impactful outside the boundaries of our family and farm. I volunteer as library lady two afternoons a week at my children’s school and am a lector and song leader at church. In spite of hell and high water, my friends and I work sporadic lunches, happy hours, and lengthy, meme-filled text messages into our chaotic schedules. Making weekly phone calls and sending cards manifests my desire to keep connected with those I love, but I continue to wonder if it’s enough. Do you ever feel the same?
Well, here’s an Intentergy reminder for you and me. You are enough. In fact, you are more than enough, and the best way to realize your enoughness is to give thanks for all the opportunities that pop up in a day. The Thanksgiving holiday may have been last Thursday, but we still need to be appreciative for all that we have done and are capable of doing. Taking stock of all the great things we have witnessed or experienced sets us up for even better opportunities down the road. So keep the thanksgiving going and you will have much to be grateful for in the future. Be sure to check out the Monday’s Message video for a story about how my 7 year-old is helping keep the spirit of Thanksgiving going for us.
This week be sure to check in for “Wise Words Wednesday” about what’s absolutely worth some effort. If you liked the first installment of “Turkey 30 Ways”, you will love this week’s 10 turkey recipes! Be sure to comment on any topic you would enjoy hearing about on upcoming Monday Messages.
As always, I hope your week is full of Intentergy and adventure. Be sure to focus some energy on being a positive part of someone else’s day.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. My grandma always says the older she gets the faster time goes. I think she’s right. Where did the year go?