5 Years of Intentergy #Blogiversary

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.

 

 

 

A Hellava Start – Wise Words Wednesday

Hellava start

“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”

Put Some Battles Back

Put some back

Put some battles back. Never will I claim to be an expert at saying “No” to volunteering. Never will I raise my hand and say I am the best at walking away from being too busy. Never will I be a poster child for those who are willing let someone else do everything, but I will be the first to sign up for this Instagram message.

Instagram is a social media platform that I am growing to enjoy more and more, but it still overwhelms me (along with Twitter). Today this sweet reminder found its way into my feed and I thought, “Boy, did I need that!”

Okay, so I know the world spins on a tilted axis, and that the battle between good and evil is one that will wage until Armageddon, but there are lots of wonky, unjust, and yucky situations for which we are not called to take up arms.

The barrage of battles reminds me of going to the grocery store, and I have one very solid rule for grocery store shopping. I stick firmly to the rule: If something is not on my grocery list, I am not going to purchase it.

My kids and husband know this rule. They are TERRIBLE at following this rule (Hubby is the worst). For this reason, I never take my husband to the grocery store. When they are with me, I give my children stern, Mom’s-death-stare warnings before entering any grocery/clothing/shoe/farm supply or craft store (Any store really). Continue reading “Put Some Battles Back”