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Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 15


Let go of making a Big Production out of projects or tasks!

Sometimes I find myself procrastinating on beginning projects or following through to the finish on those projects.  I realize that in my thoughts I’ve made a Big Production out of it—usually because I have set a high standard for how I want the project to look at the end.

It’s time to let go of this Big Production thinking.

Big Production thinking doesn’t help me begin projects and it doesn’t help me finish these projects.  For instance, I don’t have to move the furniture every time I vacuum and I certainly don’t have to use a toothbrush on the grout of the shower stall every time I clean the bathroom!

To get over this Big Production thinking, I pause for a moment to give myself a chance to press the reset button on my thinking.  Then I lob myself a metaphorical softball by choosing something simple I can do on that project—something quick and easy.

Have you found that sometimes you make a Big Production out of tasks and projects?  If so, what techniques do you use to get you going on them?  Please share your thoughts in the comments below.  Thank you!

Also, please share these posts with your friends and loved ones.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 14


Let go of overthinking. 

A dear friend of mine sent me an email the other day and I have her permission to share with you an excerpt:

“I came across another really great quote that made me think of your blog and your theme for the month. 

Making a big life change is scary.

But you know what’s even scarier?


(from positivelifetips.com)

I think this is really true.  Making a change is scary because of fear of the unknown.  But when I get caught up thinking that, I then challenge myself “Yes, maybe doing xyz will be bad/make things worse/be the wrong choice.  But what if it isn’t/doesn’t?  What if doing xyz makes things so much better?”  And that’s where faith comes in.  Plus remembering that very few choices that you make in life can’t be undone or changed again in the future.”


My dear friend is absolutely right—there are very few decisions that are irrevocable.

I’ve made decisions in my life that, at the time, seemed good.  But when they played out, it became obvious that they were not the right choice or they were a flat-out bad choice.

I was frustrated and very disheartened when I realized it, but I managed to live through it.  I figured out tactics, strategies, and actions that changed my direction and got me back on track.

So kick your overthinking to the curb and step out in faith as my dear friend suggests.  You can always tweak things as you go along.

You can do it!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 13




For sure we are living in a tumultuous time but it is NOT the end of the world!!

Let go of the thought that with disasters at every turn, the world is crashing and burning and will soon cease to exist.


Look back in history and you will see that in spite of immense disruptions, the world continued on.  People figured it out and bravely marched on. 

For instance at the height of the plague from 1346 to 1353, it’s estimated that 60% of Europe’s population was annihilated.  This was catastrophic, but it was also the catalyst for Europe’s modernization.  The Black Death destroyed the feudal system, which cleared the way for the merchant system.  This then created the middle class, which is the backbone of all modern economies. 

Additionally, the profound social, economic, cultural, and religious changes led to the emergence of the Renaissance.  The thoughts, ideas, and discoveries made during the Renaissance are some of the building blocks of our modern society and culture.

Humankind managed to slog through The Black Death and they came out strong and energetic on the other side.

If they can do it, we can too! 

We CAN muscle through the pandemic’s disruption and all the civil unrest and we CAN become stronger, more vibrant, and we CAN live our soul-prospering life as a result.


Let go of disaster thinking and open your mind to how you can use your immense talents and gifts in new and exciting ways.  Hold onto your hat because soon new doors will burst open for you!

You can do it!  We can do it!

Yes I Can!


Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 12

The sign says it all.

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Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 11



Do you find yourself in an endless loop of “What if?” when you’re presented with a new opportunity?  This happens to me sometimes, especially if the opportunity is way outside my comfort zone. 

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve realized that What Ifs are another indicator that I don’t have enough information in order to answer these questions.

The danger of What Ifs is that they seem very reasonable—after all this is part of doing the necessary due diligence to make sure the opportunity isn’t a scam or trap in disguise.  But if I allow myself to continue asking What If, then I’m stalling or, worse, I’ve gotten myself stuck.

The fear underlying the What Ifs is a result of knowing the answers are not in my comfort zone, they are in the unknown.  I must take action even though I don’t have all the answers and even though it feels as if I’m flying by the seat of my pants and liable to crash at any moment!

Lots to let go of today!  Letting go of What Ifs, letting go of comfort zones, letting go of having to know all the answers before beginning, and letting go of demanding a calm, sedate pace when in the unknown!  

Wow!  😊

What techniques to you use to help you let go of the sticking point of What Ifs?  Please share in the comments below.  Thank you!!

Please to share these posts with your loved ones and friends.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 10


How to tell if you need to let something go: If you’re stressing over it, if you’re constantly thinking about it, you need to let it go.

It occurred to me recently that if I’m fretting about something and I’m thinking about it often, then that’s telling me that I don’t have enough information to make a decision.  And, because I can’t make a decision, then I can’t move on—I’m stuck!

But if I let it go, then I can move on to another project.  Just because I let go now doesn’t mean I let go forever.  And letting go doesn’t mean I don’t care about it.

All letting go means in this case is “not yet.” 

The door is open for later on when I have more information, more experience, have met others with knowledge and expertise who will help me.

I hope by sharing this realization that it helps you, too.  Let me know what you think!  Feel free to share in the comments below.  Thank you

Remember to share these posts with your loved ones and friends.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 9

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Are you feeling discouraged or frustrated about achieving your new year’s resolutions?  Are you thinking of throwing in the towel and quitting?

The good news is you are right on track because it’s right about now that most people begin giving up on their goals and resolutions.


Because you know something that most others don’t know.


So keep going!  You can do it!  I believe in you!

Feel free to share your revamped enthusiasm in the comments below.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,




30 Days of Gratitude to Finish 2020: Day 12


Here are my 3 gratitudes for today:

  • Listening to the audiobook of How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie;
  • Working at my own pace rather than rushing and hurrying like a nut;
  • Finishing the first round of baking Christmas cookies.

What are you grateful for today?  Feel free to share in the comments below.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Stuck? Celebrate!



You’re stuck.


You’re feeling discouraged that your efforts didn’t pan out.

You’re disappointed because you thought for sure you would move a head, just a little bit, this time.

Now you’re depressed because it seems there is nothing you can do to help yourself.

You’re feeling hopeless and helpless


Instead, how about this:


You’re stuck.   Yippee!!

That means you didn’t go backward!

You haven’t lost ground!

You aren’t at square one–you don’t have to start over from scratch!

You lived to tell about it, which means it wasn’t fatal!




Need help getting into the spirit of celebrating? Go to YouTube and listen to these songs:


Celebrate, celebrate!   Dance to the music! ~3 Dog Night (at about 1:24 the second half of the song will really get you going!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_R5puXs6E


And, whether the words resonate with you or not, this song will get you going, too:


Oh Happy Day ~Edwin Hawkins & Northern California Youth Choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tSyzTIJ82g


Oh Happy Day ~ Sister Act 2



How about a little Ray Charles doing Oh Happy Day:



CELEBRATE, my Pep Pal Friend!   Keep telling yourself, “Yes I Can” because it’sTRUE!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



Better Than Before

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Today begins the first phase of re-opening in the state in which I live.

Recently, I listened to an interview with Matt Kahn who is a lightworker, empath, and spiritual teacher.   He was recently interviewed by Janneke Øinæs, the host of Wisdom From North .  I found what he said to be very interesting and a healthy way to look at our current world and the changes that may be in store.

I’ve paraphrased here, but these are the points Matt made in the interview that I found thought-provoking and, in a way, comforting.  I believe you’ll find them helpful, too:

◊The Universe has your back;

◊The Universe has a plan for you; you don’t have to worry and you don’t have to struggle to qualify for it.  It’s yours right now;

◊This time in which you find yourself is not a punishment.  This is just the next step in your—and humanity’s—ascension;

◊With sheltering at home, your life has simplified.  This is an opportunity for you to evolve into a higher consciousness;

◊Some thing(s) must be taken away so that so much more can be given to you;

◊This is not bad karma or Mother Nature’s revenge but rather it’s the Universe telling you that you have done such a good job in your healing journey that you’ve qualified for the next level.


These thoughts are an intriguing way to think of the pandemic and lock-down we’re experiencing—and the gradual re-opening that’s starting.  These ideas re-frame the negative and fearful thoughts that are rampant right now and give us a road map to help us become spiritually deeper and richer and well-able to walk a new path in the world.

Here is the link to the interview.

Let me know what you think!

We got this!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,