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Monday, May 4, 2015

Reflections on Surviving A to Z


Quite appropriately, we’re still in the Easter season, reminding me of the most famous words ever spoken:
It is finished.
Words that make me realize, complaining about the A to Z is inconsequential, bordering on stupid.
I, Eve Gaal accepted the challenge and my theme was—‘Home’.
You visited. Thank you. I am eternally grateful.
With God’s assistance, I finished the challenge.
 Surviving is a gift of life
Of love-of hope-of promise-of tomorrow.
Survival has to do with our reaction,
Our acceptance,
Our faith.

I survived but I’m not alone. You and your heart are important to me. It’s not like when you call a business and a machine tells you that your call is important and you laugh because you think placing you on hold is a strange way to show you’re important. Here, you’re not on hold. I read all of your comments and though I may not reply, it doesn't mean I don’t enjoy reading them. Sometimes computers confuse me and I can’t figure out how to reply-it’s a technology thing. (I’m working on it.) If I reply on my blog, it also doesn't mean that you’ll visit the same post again and read it. With an email connection, I always reply—so please sign up to get my posts delivered to your email.


Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the A to Z and thanks for visiting my blog. Spring is the time of rebirth. It’s a time to be born into new ways of looking at things and starting over. Perhaps it’s time to finally hatch some new ideas—spread our wings—take a chance. Sign up for some other challenge and grow. Who knows, maybe you’ll see me there huffing, puffing and praying for the finish line. 

18 comments:

  1. Looks like we all made it here together! What a ride. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Looks like we made it. Is that a Barry Manilow song?

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  2. Amen!
    And you have a good point about those automated calls and being put on hold.

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  3. I am happy to have discovered you through the challenge. I am one of your new followers. Hope you will repeat the challenge next year!

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  4. Remember this next year, when you're tempted to do it again!

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  5. I will look forward to next year as well.

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  6. I enjoyed your posts! Congratulations on completing the challenge! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  7. I enjoyed reading your (all) posts.
    Congratulations on finishing with all of your hair still intack. I hope !

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Congrats on finishing, Eve. It's not easy!

    This Spring, I'm going to try to take a step back and take it easy. It's been a rough couple of months.

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  9. Congrats on finishing, Eve. It's not easy!

    This Spring, I'm going to try to take a step back and take it easy. It's been a rough couple of months.

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  10. Congrats on finishing and having a positive experience. Hope you return next year.
    Susan Says


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  11. This was a very sweet reflection. Glad you made it. Eat some chocolate to celebrate!

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  12. Hey Eve,

    I can most certainly vouch that you reply to me via an email. An email highlight of my day :)

    Despite my opposition to the never ending alphabet thing, respectful kudos to you and all those who are obsessed with the 26 letter alphabet. Happy reflections, Eve.

    Gary :)

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  13. Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge! Looking forward to next year! See you on the Road Trip!

    Mary @ Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  14. Your point is very well made. You are establishing relationships and a few good ones can be a lot better than a whole bunch with whom you never see again. I see the value of A to Z as more of a long term issue than I one month fireworks display.

    You made it to the end and that matters. Thanks for your Reflections post.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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