Inspiring Quotes: 6 to Banish Sadness


I don’t know about you but there are times when Life gets to me. It can be frustrating, annoying, frightening, and down-right discouraging.   Sometimes I get so overwhelmed and I find myself slipping into a blue funk and sadness.

If this describes you from time-to-time, here are a few quotes to uplift you:

To that one soul reading this, I know you’re tired. You’re fed up. You’re so close to breaking. But there’s strength within you, even when you are weak. Keep fighting. ~Unknown


An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. ~Unknown


Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. ~Marilyn Monroe


Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough. ~Joel Osteen


If you’re going through hell, keep going! ~Winston Churchill


This, too, shall pass. ~Dad


Which one(s) did you like best? Keep it/them handy and read them often throughout your day.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



Inspiring Quotes: 6 for Pi Day!


For you math wizards and aficionados, here are a few quotes to enjoy as you savor your slice of pie today in celebration of Pi Day! 

Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest pumpkin pie, carrot cake, and zucchini bread. –Garfield, cartoon character created by Jim Davis


Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe. –Galileo


Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes. –Robert Greene, Arcadia (1589), the first written mention of a fruit pie


The mathematician does not study pure mathematics because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and he delights in it because it is beautiful. – Georg Cantor


Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them. — Joseph Fourier


Too much Pi will give you a large circumference. –Unknown


Which one of these quotes was your favorite?  Feel free to share in the comments below.  Thanks!

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Inspiring Quotes: 6 for Banishing Discouragement

I apologize for the delay in getting this post to you.  I was unable to log into WordPress yesterday.



We all have disappointments and frustrations and, from time-to-time, we sometimes allow those to get the better of us.  The next thing we know, we’re feeling discouraged.

Here are a few quotes to help turn discouragement around:

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged.  Keep busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.  ~Lucille Ball


We all have to start somewhere, and doing something is better than nothing at all.  Start small so you don’t get discouraged and give up.  Remember it is all about consistency.  ~Khloe Kardhasian


No matter how frustrated, disappointed and discouraged we may feel in the face of our failures, it’s only temporary.  And the faster you can stop wallowing in guilt, blame, or resentment, the faster you can put it behind you.  ~Fabrizio Moreira


History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.  They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.  ~B.C. Forbes


A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.  ~John Burroughs


Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them.  Don’t’ let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.  ~Unkown


Which quote did you like the best?  Keep it handy and refer to it often and it’ll give you the boost you need.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Inspiring Quotes: 6 for Banishing Worry



All of these quotes have the old-fashioned common sense that Grandma was so good at dispensing.   Let me know which quote you like the best.

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.  Chinese Proverb


Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. – Erma Bombeck


There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.  Harold Stephen


We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.
– John Newton


If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. Dale Carnegie


Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. – Mary Hemingway


Which quote was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

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Inspiring Quotes: Silence and Peace



We search for peace in our noisy, hectic world. We travel the world looking for it, we buy things thinking they’ll give it to us, and we talk to other people hoping they’ll be able to help us.

We don’t realize we’ve had the key all along. It’s turning to the silence within and being still with it. Then, inside our heart and soul, we find the peace that has always been there.

Here are several quotes about silence:

Silence is sometimes the best answer. Dalai Lama


The quieter you become the more you are able to hear. Rumi


The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. Ralph Waldo Emerson


We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa


Silence, healing. Heraclitus


Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud. Unknown


It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race. Robert W. Service


Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. Sivananda


The space, the gaps, the pauses, the silence – those things that allow us to regenerate and recharge – had all but disappeared in my own life and in the lives of so many I knew. Arianna Huffington


We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are. Jefferson Bethke


Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind. Buddha


Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Unknown


You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. Eckhart Tolle


Keep handy the quotes that ring true to you. Refer to them often and soak in their inspiration.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Self-Encouragement: Love



I want to reiterate what I posted on Thursday, that one of the best ways to encourage yourself is to do things you enjoy. Find time every day to do something that absorbs you and that brings you contentment and satisfaction.

It’s the best gift and the most reliable and powerful booster you have available to you. Even if you have only 15 minutes a day to do it, I encourage you do follow through on this. Guard this time, mark it as sacred, and don’t let any one or any thing divert you from it.

If you follow through with this daily practice, you will “find” your soul and that it’s been there all along, ever so patiently waiting for you.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



This was originally published on NOVEMBER 5, 2017


The unshakable foundation of a soul-prospering life is built by being deeply connected with your inner self, your true self. Through this connection, you clearly hear the Still Small Voice.

Here are a few quotes to ponder:

Build your inner environment. Practice silence. I remember the wonderful discipline of the great ones. When we used to talk and chatter, they would say: Go back into you inner castle. It was very hard to comprehend then, but now I understand the way of peace. ~Paramahansa Yogananda

The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.   ~Rumi

 Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Listen to your heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. Your heart is the junction point between your mind and your body. If the choice feels comfortable in your body, move into it with confidence. If the choice feels uncomfortable, pause and see the consequences of your action with your inner vision. Honoring the guidance that is provided by your bodys intelligence will help you make the most evolutionary choices for yourself and those in your life. — Deepak Chopra

Solitude is not an absence of energy or action, as some believe, but is rather a boon of wild provisions transmitted to us from the soul. In ancient times, purposeful solitude was both palliative and preventative. It was used to heal fatigue and to prevent weariness. It was also used as an oracle, as a way of listening to the inner self to solicit advice and guidance otherwise impossible to hear in the din of daily life. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu

Take time today for stillness and quiet. Just be.   Listen.

Make a pact with yourself that you will take time–5 minutes is a great baby step–every day to listen, to just be with yourself in quiet solitude.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Crafting a soul-prospering life.