Z – Zealousness with a Zing #AtoZ 2018

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What is life
When there’s no passion?
When there’s no desire?
When there’s no zing?
Whatever we find our hands to do
Wherever life takes us
If we search deep within,
There’s always something to be blessed about it
An opportunity to bless others
And when you find that thing
Be zealous about it
Infuse your passion and zing in there
Share your joy to the world
For us to show everyone that
There’s always a silver lining
Behind every cloud,
We need to live everyday with some…

Zealousness with a zing

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And with this, I’ve come to the end of this year’s April’s A to Z series. Thank you everyone who was with me throughout the journey. This was my first time of participating and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn’t have any theme initially but as it progressed, I found a theme which I enjoyed researching about. Surfing through dictionaries, thesaurus and countless adjectives, trying to find the perfect match. It was fun! Through these series, I’ve learnt various new words and vocabs. I’m truly astonished as how I found instant inspiration for each letter. To my bewilderment, I didn’t struggle at all.

Anyway, see you all next year when we start another series. 🌹🌹

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Y – Yellow is You #AtoZ 2018

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Yellow is you
Yes, yellow is happiness
Yellow is liveliness, joy, honour,
Yellow is optimism, positivity and energy
Yellow is newness and freshness of life

Like darling dainty daffodils
Scattered across breezy prairies
Rising up from the dark soils of winter,
Let us rise from the painful ashes of the past

Let us embrace new seasons, new hopes
Freshness, optimism and positive energy
Let us cuddle today’s happiness and joy
Yes, release your heart to live and to love for…

Yellow is you!!

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X – Exercise is Exhausting #AtoZ 2018

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Exercise is exhausting,
So let’s run a mile,
Let’s skip a rope,
Do some press-ups,
And work those abs,
Sweat out the fat,
And ride our bikes;
When tiredness hits,
Take a break,
There’s no denying…

Exercise is exhausting

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W – Worrying is Worthless #AtoZ 2018

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Worrying is worthless 
It’s wasteful and unwarranted 
Like a rocking chair 
It gives one a day job
That never gets one anywhere,
Yet, wears one down
It robs today’s peace,
It steals tomorrow’s hope,
Stress, despair, anxiety 
Its daily companions
It’s not worth the effort nor the time 

Worrying is worthless 

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V – Virtue is Valuable #AtoZ 2018

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Virtue is valuable 
Have you seen a virtuous woman?
Where are the virtuous men?
Who will stand for what is right?
Who will defend the defenceless?
Lose your gold,
Bin all the silver,
For the price of all of earth’s gems,
Virtue weighs much more…

Virtue is valuable 

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T – Tempests Are Testimonies #AtoZ 2018

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It’s quite ironical how we extract motivation from situations that are unfavourable.

We switch our minds and tone our thoughts towards survival instincts. Somewhere, somehow, from within; from our faith in God and in our self-confidence, we draw unflinching strength and poise.
We turn that negative situation into rocket fuel that catapults us to new possibilities, new heights, new realms and a whole newness of oomph.

At times, we cry and ask questions, seeking answers we know may not be there. But once we get back on our feet, we emerge like butterflies, out of their cocoon, ready to face the world, ready to emphatically stand our ground firm and strong.

Through these trials, tests, tempers and tempests, we discover our passion and many a times, our problems become our life ministries. Through pain, we discover purpose. Instead of staying defeated, we arise from the ashes and convert those cries, those rejections, wasted years, pain, hurt, etc. into philanthropistic ventures.
A book, a blog, a charity, a foundation, a school, an office, a new law or political inclinations many times are born out of adverse situations.

It’s not unusual.
It’s not vague.
It’s a human thing.
We want change.
We desire change.
We seek change.

Hence, it’s a pattern worthy of note that many of us, through God can and has turned our trials, tests, tempers and tempests into testimonies and testimonials.

#atoz challenge

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S – Success is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious #AtoZ 2018

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Go to, gather many a tool
Clear off all distraction
Dig up, bin up weeds of indolence
Find your dogged determination
Roll up those relaxation shirts
Get off the high stilettos
Say goodbye to lollygagging
Then work and work,
Labour and labour
Yes, work your best, try your best
Give it all you have got;
And when success is yours
Sit and bask in the fruits of your labour
Make some noise, share your story
Enjoy your achievements for…

Success is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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A very popular word from the children’s movie Mary Poppins.

R – Respect is Reciprocal #AtoZ 2018

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Respect is reciprocal
To give a little of that
Which we hope to get,
If we demand honesty, openness
Do we give it?
If we desire love, friendship,
Empathy, forgiveness, prayers…
Do we give it?
You are my best friend, my confidante
That I know
Am I your best mate and your confidante?
Well, not so sure
Everything in life is about giving back
And so…

Respect is reciprocal

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P – Prayer is Powerful #AtoZ 2018

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Prayer is powerful!
Power to love in the midst of hate
Power to give though in lack
Power to overcome when tempted
Power to obey  Jesus
Prayer is profitable!
Wisdom, profitable to guide
Grace, profitable to strengthen
Mercy, profitable to save
All are available through prayer
Oh! That men would pray to God
For the more you pray
The more of God’s presence in you,
The more you’re changed
To be like Him
Oh that men would pray to God

A prayerless christian is powerless christian
For those who refuse to pray to God
To the enemy, they become a palatable prey

Prayer is powerful!

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O – Originality is Outstanding #AtoZ 2018

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Originality is outstanding
Stars shine the brightest
As dark skies cradle the moon
Let your star dazzle,
Unleash your ingenuity,
Your originality is unique
Your originality is you
And, therein, you will
Be “out-stand-in”, you will
“Stand out in” everything you do,
Like sparkly stars, you will shine
The world awaits…

Originality is outstanding

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N – Neighbourliness is Noble #AtoZ 2018

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Neighbourliness is noble
Who is my neighbour?
Anybody, but me
Good friendship, little chats,
A little kindness, and empathy,
Great support when needed
No one has got a halo but
Anyone can say, “Hello”
In this little room called earth
Ain’t we all neighbours?

Neighbourliness is noble

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M – Moderation Is A Must #AtoZ 2018

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Moderation is a must
Strike a balance, yet be the best
Neither underperform nor overachieve
Give some space, respect the boundaries
Neither neglect nor abandon
Be mindful, maintain your poise
Moderation makes life meaningful
Even excess love becomes
A tiresome smothering,
And excess attention becomes
A harrying obsession,
Life is all about balance because…

Moderation is a must

#atoz challenge

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L – Loyalty is Laudable #AtoZ 2018

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Loyalty is laudable

Put a price on friendship
Loyalty points for sale
Go to, sell all you have
Make an ample payment
Own unswerving devotion
Reassuring to know
Someone’s got your back…

Loyalty is laudable

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K – Knowledge is Kinetic #AtoZ 2018

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Knowledge is kinetic
Endless streams of data
Dynamic, constantly evolving
Core of human existence
Break the chains of ignorance
Liberation is power!
Information is life!
Don’t be left behind because
Flowing waters never grow stale
But, stagnant waters stink with time
And so does the human mind…

Knowledge is kinetic

#atozchallenge

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I – Idleness is Ineffectual #AtoZ 2018

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Idleness is ineffectual
Slouch on the couch
Lackadaisical minds
A little here, a little there
Nothing gained
Many a time lost, nonchalant
Proficiency marries oblivion
Indolence, a welcomed dictator…

Idleness is ineffectual

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H – Happiness is Helpful #AtoZ 2018

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Happiness is helpful
Like a mouthful dose
Of sweet medicine
On a sad rainy day;
Take a spoonful,
Gulp down an overdose,
Don’t forget to share
Those happy smiles…

Happiness is helpful

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G – Greatness is Good #AtoZ 2018

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Greatness is good
But,
Friendship makes greatness
Shine brighter
Friendship makes all
The difference

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Hi Everyone, I decided to atttempt these A to Z Challenge for the first time. Apparently we are meant to work et a theme, unfortunately I was unable to think up something exciting. So for this year I’m working with freelance theme. Hopefully, I will be more prepared for the next one next year. Hope you enjoy the poems. God bless you all always. 🌹🌹

F – Fun on Fridays #AtoZ 2018

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Hurray! It’s Friday!
It’s time for fun
Relaxation for free

Stretch those ankles
Watch a movie
Catch up on a book
Run a mile or so
Or simply just be
It need not cost much

Whatever makes you smile
Whatever way to relax
Make the best of the weekend
Have some fun on Friday!

#atozchallenge

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