What’s Your Energy Saying?

You give off energy. When you interact with others, what kind of energy do you send their way? Having a bad day is a trail of dark energy you take with you through the day. Can you change it? You actually can if you are intentional about it.

It’s a matter of perspective

We can intensify the impact if we intentionally work together to help those around us, like a defuser. Have you ever had someone say just the right thing you needed to hear on one of those days? It helps. Okay, what if we watched for that through our day? Both sides of it, those giving it off, and those needing it, are those we could spot if we had our intention on it.

We can watch for the kindness of others, especially the ones we usually take for granted. Pause long enough to let them know you see and appreciate them. If it catches on, and your day was filled with people saying it to you, how do you think your day would go then?

Tasting the fruit

When we purposefully and intentionally interact with kindness that’s genuinely from the heart, it will leave a sweet taste of fruit in your soul. You taste that fruit when you give it away. You cannot give someone a heartfelt compliment and feel sour.

Wake up late? Don’t let it lead you down the path of irritation and rudeness. If you are meant to be where you are at any given moment, then watch instead of who you see that might need kindness from you. Perhaps your chance to interact with them was divinely guided. What do you think that would do to the energy you give off? You could be a walking talking Blessing to others. Even our briefest interactions with others can last be lasting. If your words come from the soul, they can remember how you made them feel for a lifetime.

Where to find it

Every single day can be a part of that. It’s already out there in communities, support groups and organizations. Social Media groups on every platform share it with each other from Rallies For Hope and Kindness to the Military and Allies of #Angels14 to empath groups that are Beacons of Change. If you don’t belong to one, perhaps it’s a way to help shift things around for you. People can be amazing. You can be amazing. No matter what you have been through, it’s a choice… and when you find yourself feeling it, share it. Be kind. It’s as simple as that. Now that you’ve read this (thank you) perhaps you will notice these opportunities that you otherwise would have missed.

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Scott Adams

Written by Melody Belliveau

A Lighthouse To Serve….

Sadies’s Purpose

“Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.” Rick Warren What a powerful testament to purpose of service. It makes you a lighthouse in the darkness for others. It becomes a bright soul light.

Amanda Knight is a shining example with a cause that comes from immeasurable pain into a purpose of light for others. Her wound and her daughter’s life created a lighthouse for others called Sadie’s Purpose. The water bottle in the picture above can be found on her website, along with many other options to help others who become way too familiar with the hallways and the nurses of the NIC units of hospitals. The mission is to provide support packs to NICU families that will help them focus less on essentials and more on what matters most – helping their baby get well! She has also created a blog, TheButterBeanLegacy.com to help support it with the beauty of nature filled with recipes, natural living tips, gardening, and so much more.

I’m asking you to look because we’re all in this together. Even if you have never experienced it, you may be connected to someone who has or is, even if you don’t realize it. A boss, a coworker, your cashier…. you never know sometimes.

Some feel alone and lost in the pain dealing with every part of the struggle. This is Amanda’s way of easing the burdens by just a bit and helping them know they are not alone…that someone does care. It needs awareness and support to reach and help more families. Your one action, a share, a like, or a purchase has the ability to spread this light further. On that I ask you to not simply scroll on by, but to check it out and share the light. It can create an impact.

Thank you Amanda, for your courage through incredible pain. For your efforts to be that light for others. For your ability to turn pain into beauty. Thank you for pairing with your daughter’s soul to create a light of helping others. May God Bless all you do.



And the Amazon wishlist, where you can order items for the support packs directly if you prefer:


Alternatives For Health Herbal Apothecary

If you ever wondered about natural alternatives to improving your health, look no further than Alternatives For Health Herbal Apothecary at 426 Main Street Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

The owner Salli Greene is there to help you decide which direction might work best for you.  “When we opened Alternatives For Health the goal for my husband and I was not just to sell product, but to help educate people that they can be in charge of their health.  We carry organic products and offer classes that will help us reach this goal.  When they come into the shop, we ask questions to help steer them in the right direction.  Our philosophy is to start small and build, otherwise you do not know what works.  My daughter describes our customers as family and that is pretty accurate.  We are not salespeople.  We are truly concerned for their health.”

The 300 bulk herb products are the most popular area of the shop and you cannot find the selection they have elsewhere anymore.  They are one of only four places in Massachusetts that carry a supply of bulk herbs.  Essiac, the top seller, was discovered in the early 1900’s by a Canadian nurse where patients were recovering from cancer and told her about a tea the Indians had given them.  Now it is used for far more than cancer treatment.

The second most popular area, is the Essential Oils.  They are all over the internet now, so people come in with their own recipes.  That being said, there is a lot of misinformation concerning their use including being taken internally, as some can be dangerous with improper use.  Alternatives For Health offers certification courses in Essential Oils to get the best health benefits.

Tumeric, another herb that is fast becoming popular for its proven benefits for pain, inflammation, and joint issues is available there in bulk, extract, and capsule form.  Neem, nature’s own antibiotic is very helpful for those battling infection issues.  They also carry Hemp, which is being sought after for its health benefits.  “We carry Hemp over Marijuana (even though they are sister plants with the same benefits) because it is Federally legal.  We have seen results with pain, sleep, anxiety and stress.  We carry it in oils, pills, and salves.”

They also offer natural treatments for Lyme Disease, water filtration, salt lamps, and products and treatments for detoxification as well as others.

The store is open Monday-Friday (except closed on Tuesdays) from 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 12 to 5pm.  Stop in and check it out.  They also are happy to ship if you don’t live locally.

For more information please visit their website at www.alternatives-4health.com