January 2021 – Positivity Challenge

Forgive and forget… easier said than done. I’m gonna make it happen in 2021.

It is true that we are often our own worst critics, but being a flawed human (just like everyone else) I have come to the realization that I am pretty critical of a few other folks in my life.

My cynicism is the result of my failure to forgive. I can’t be my best if I do not absolve my grievances with the people who have hurt or hampered me in the past. Never would I claim to be completely innocent of hurting others, but if I am ever going stop the damage to my own self-esteem and the esteem I have for others, I am going to have to do some forgiving.

My 2021 Vision Board: It’s going to be a GREAT year!

When I started gathering ideas for my 2021 Vision Board, I knew I needed to work on my relationship goals with some people in my life, as well as myself. Setting a goal for greater compassion and acceptance was something that my Vision Board simply HAD to display.

In my search through magazines and websites, I couldn’t find just what I needed to say on my board, until I stumbled across a quote from Galina Majda in Mukilteo, Washington. (I am sad to say I don’t know what magazine this was from.) Galina’s statement of forgiveness was EXACTLY what I needed for myself and my relationships.

“Every night before I go to sleep, I forgive everyone, including myself.”

Wow! Wow! Wow!

“I forgive everyone, including myself.”


Do you ever lay awake at night hashing over the mistakes you made or the things you forgot to do? Do you ever just lay there simmering in regret or guilt or anger? I know I do. Ending the day with a mentality of forgiveness could stop all of that wasted worrying and bring about greater peace. It’s what I need to do.

Maybe you do too.

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Monday’s Message – January 4, 2021

Welcome to the first Monday’s Message for 2021. I hope you are ready for a new year full of Intentergy!

After four days of ice, snow, and dense fog here, a lot of folks are ready for some brighter, warmer weather. While I’m not sure what you have experienced recently, I am certain we are all grateful for those who work out in the elements to keep food on our tables, heat in our homes, and the roadways safe for those who have to travel. Be sure to say thanks so all those in agriculture, utilities, first responders, and road crews for all they do to keep the world moving.

For this week in Intentergy, the January Positivity Challenge is coming! It’s all about forgiveness and was inspired by a quote that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE from my 2021 Vision Board. Be sure to check out the post or the Monthly Positivity Challenge page in the next day or so. On Friday, I’m sharing my entry for the #BlogBattle, hosted by Rachael Ritchey. The #BlogBattle is a monthly challenge for writers to create a story or post based on a one-word prompt. This is a great challenge because it connects writers while tying their work with just one word.

I’ve set some great goals for 2021 and many of them are related to my writing and the work I do on my blog. I hope you will continue to check out my Intentergy posts and share the positive purpose that I try to bring to each day. Please be sure to comment or like posts and share with others the work you enjoy.

Here’s wishing you a very happy and successful 2021!

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. My old year’s resolution is now part of my New Year’s resolution. My guitar will be played.