Year End Reflections A Word about Celebrating


This week we’ve been celebrating and taking a light and easy look at our categories of goals and resolutions we had for 2016.  We celebrated the accomplishments of the first category; we looked for common threads in this category–and we celebrated; we celebrated our continuing progress on the goals and resolutions in the second category, and we took a look at these goals and resolutions to find any common threads in these as well as common threads with the first category goals.

And we celebrated!

Notice that I encouraged you to celebrate after each day’s post.  It’s so important to celebrate your small steps and little victories–the medium and the big ones as well, of course!  What you do to celebrate isn’t important.  For instance, it doesn’t matter if you treat yourself to a movie or take the afternoon off and go boating or meet your friends and loved ones for a celebratory dinner.

What matters is the feelings you have inside of you.  

When you celebrate, tune into these feelings.  Give them free rein inside of you.  Feel the joy, the self-confidence, the pleasure, the self-esteem.

These feelings are vitally important to your continued success.  They are powerhouses that are packed full of all sorts of energies that you can tap into.  They’ll give you the wherewithal and nerve to keep going; to go for more and to stick it out when things are readjusting themselves (what you may think of as things falling apart).

Examples of feelings you may have are:
~Pride about yourself because you didn’t back down or give up, especially when the going was less than fun!
~A boost in self-confidence because now you know you can figure out how to get through the tough stuff and you can stick it out for the long haul.
~The increase in self-trust because you didn’t back down, you didn’t give up.  Instead, you kept true to your word–your promise to yourself–that you would do this.  And you did!
~Enhanced self esteem because you now know that you do have what it takes, you are intelligent and resourceful, you can keep calm and keep going in spite of being unsure or afraid.
~The happiness and joy you feel because you know it’s really true that baby steps do add up and it’s okay to slow down and take teensy tiny steps when you come up against something you’ve never dealt with before.

This is all GREAT STUFF!!  We need to take a WHOLE DAY TODAY to CELEBRATE–to feel ALL the wonderful feelings inside of you!!  

We are doing AWESOME stuff!  We ROCK the house down!


Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Year End Reflections: A Closer Look at the Second Category


Yesterday we celebrated ourselves for all the projects, goals, and resolutions on which we’re making good progress.  It isn’t about finishing; it’s about taking steps and moving forward as best we can on a regular, consistent basis.  It also isn’t about huge leaps and bounds but rather it’s all about taking the little steps, teensy tiny baby steps if necessary, to keep forging ahead.

WooHoo!  We’re AWESOME!  Yes we are!!

Today, let’s take a closer look at these items in the second category.  As we did when we evaluated the first category, let’s see if we can find any common threads running through these.  Also, let’s see if we notice threads in common with the first category’s items.

Take the time to do this today.  Again, we’re looking for clues–the breadcrumb trail–that’ll help us discover our talents, gifts, and special abilities.  These will lead us to the life of our dreams.


One thing I’ve noticed about myself is that a common thread in my second category items that’s also a thread in common with the first category items, is having things organized.  I like streamlining things and having them neat and orderly so that it’s easy to see what the project is.  Cutting through the drama and getting rid of the clutter is essential to seeing what exactly the project entails.  Once I do this then I can configure systems or gather resources or whatever else I need to tackle the project.

How about you?  What’s a common thread you’ve noticed?  Feel free to share it in the comments section below.  Thanks!

Also, it’s the end of the week so CELEBRATE all the Year End Reflections work that you did this week.


Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Year End Reflections: Celebrating the Second Category

Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs
Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs


Tuesday we celebrated the goals and resolutions we accomplished this year. Today it’s time to look at the second category–those goals and resolutions we’re still working on. We’re making good progress but we haven’t finished them yet.

Take time today to celebrate these. It’s awesome that you’re perking along with these. You might be wondering if you should celebrate them because you aren’t finished with them, and you might not finish them by the end of the year. That’s okay! No worries! The fact that you’ve made progress on them is reason enough to celebrate them. The icing on the cake is that you’re continuing to plug away on them. That, too, requires celebration!

Copyright 2016 Artisans Workshop Designs
Copyright 2016 Artisans Workshop Designs

WooHoo! You ROCK!

Feel free in the comments below to share how proud you are of the progress you’re making. We want to cheer you and celebrate your progress!

Here’s what I’m proud of: I am in the process of a total reorganization of my home from attic to basement. This project has turned out to be way bigger than I’d anticipated so I will not complete this before the end of the year. Even though it’s been overwhelming and intimidating at times, I’m managing to stick with it. I’m making great progress, even though it’s slow going. The progress I’m making helps me feel good about myself.

Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs
Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs


Let’s keep the momentum going–let’s keep taking steps! And, let’s celebrate!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,