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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. 


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

    Thanks for sharing!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary

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

    cheers, parsnip

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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 :)

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

    Mary @ Jingle Jangle Jungle

  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