Posted in A to Z Challenge 2017, The way I see it, whatever!


Z2016 is for Z2016ippy and Z2016ephyr

The Way I See It

Well, here we are at Z the last letter of the alphabet and the end of this year’s A to Z Challenge. For me, the challenge started out as it always does all zippy and full of energy. It’s fun to find a theme and then to figure out what to write within that theme. Because I tend to get distracted and off theme, I make a point to choose a rather loose open theme so I can play with it.

Once we get past the half way mark my energy sometimes loses some of its zip. But I plunder and plod on with good and bad days. Mostly good days. Then the last week is upon us and my zippy energy really loses its zingy zestfulness and my energy becomes more of a zephyr breeze that wafts and flutters like soft sighs.

When March comes along next year I will be all zappy zingy zippy again and ready for April and another A to Z Challenge. Until then I will enjoy the whiffs of air that faintly breeze by my computer like a lovely zephyr.

The way I see it…A challenge of any kind is good
but the best have a definite beginning and end.

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Being kind…

Kindness Challenge Week 4-Be Kind


This week we were challenged to be kind. You would think being kind wouldn’t be a challenge but if you think about it sometimes it is. It takes thought,time and effort to extend kindness.

One of the kind things I do is take food to folks in my building.  I am not much for fixing a meal and having people over but when I cook  or bake there is always more than enough to share so I take some to a neighbor. They don’t have to be elderly, sick, out of work or needy in some way I just randomly share. Mostly it’s with people I know but if I hear of someone I don’t know who needs help I will take them something. This is something I do on a regular basis.

I occasionally leave flowers at someone’s door with a note. I often don’t sign the note with the flowers, just leave them anonymously. This can be tricky. Seems some people are suspicious if they get flowers for no reason and don’t know who they are from and don’t like it.

As for things it seems I don’t do often I have worked on a couple this week.  One thing is taking for granted when someone does their job.  I do this a lot.  This week I tried my best to remember to say please and thank you.  Really we don’t hear those words enough in the workplace and I am one who is guilty of forgetting them.

I also tend not to call customer service people by their name or engage them in any conversation. I have shopped at the same grocery store for years and have never said more than hello, yes, no, thank you and bye to any of the cashiers.  Weird when I think about it. I am trying to do better and did talk to Samantha for a minute the other day.

So, there you are. At home, I do okay but I guess I tend to be a bit unconscious when out and about. Going to have to work on it.

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