Why be Desperate when you can be LOVE?


Dear Readers,

I was recently asked to explain to a group of women how it is that I have been able to manifest the recent abundance I am experiencing in my life.

Rather than answer the question right away, I stepped back from my computer and decided to do the dishes and bake some blueberry muffins.  I was looking out my kitchen window when God whispered into my ear, “Anything done in desperation goes against the only thing that is true, which is love.”

I have manifested this because I have stopped being desperate to getting the answers immediately.

I have made sure to let go and surrender.

I have remembered that LOVE is why I have my partner and 3 beautiful children.

All throughout the summer and fall of 2012 I was DESPERATE for a job, for answers, for money, for friends, for acceptance.

I let the desperation go last winter and EVERYTHING in my life started to fall into place.

Each day I wake up and say a little prayer that my day will be filled with as much love and joy as I can possibly handle and you know what? Each day has been and it keeps getting better and better.


As you are thinking about the difference you want to make in the world, come not from a place of desperation but from a place of peace, serenity, abundance, light and love.  You will be amazed what you can make happen.


Melissa Bird


About Melissa Bird

Melissa Bird is a passionate feminist who has turned her education in social work into a career advocating for children, women and their families. She is a fierce believer in preparing women for leadership roles in politics and has a wealth of experience working with policy makers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to improve access to reproductive health care for women, men and teens. In 2006, Melissa became the Vice President of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Utah where she quickly took a struggling political organization from mediocre to powerhouse in just a few years. Melissa has written and passed into law six pieces of legislation that aim to help disadvantaged homeless youth find shelter and women and their families obtain unfettered access to reproductive health care. A spirited public speaker, Melissa derives great joy from speaking to groups of all sizes about social justice advocacy, reproductive health, women’s empowerment, and fundraising. Melissa has presented workshops at many conferences throughout the country such as: Planned Parenthood Federation of America-State Public Affairs Network: New Public Affairs Staff Orientation—Washington D.C. Planned Parenthood Federation of America-Innovations & Generations Conference—Seattle, Washington Troubled Youth Conference—Snowbird, Utah Child Welfare League of America National Conference—Washington D.C. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center of Mental Health Services Conference-Collaborative Approaches to Successful Transition for Children, Youth, and Families within System of Care—Dallas, Texas Melissa has played many roles throughout her life including preschool teacher, professional lobbyist, university professor, non-profit executive, wife and mother. Throughout her life and her career, Melissa has always held a deep conviction that she is here to empower others in order to improve the lives of women and children throughout the world.
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