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Z: Zest for Life

We've done it! We're survivors of the A to Z Challenge. And it feels amazing. After a month of looking to the past for quotes, victims and statistics about child abuse and sexual assault, it is time to look to the future. Yesterday we focused on saying goodbye to suffering in the past. And today is a new day. It is a new opportunity to find and embrace the zest for life.

And because it wouldn't be a true post without some quotes, here are a few to hopefully light a fire under you and encourage you!
Don't ever forget the moments that have shaped you but find your inner strength to be a conqueror and survivor of life. If you are unsure how you or your loved ones can become a conqueror, here are just a few last suggestions from a survivor:
  • Ignore the lies. Don't judge yourself by what others have done to you.
  • Find a close knit group of friends/loved ones who can act as your support system. You don't have to go through this alone.
  • Share your truth! Don't pretend it never happen. Find freedom by sharing.
  • Journal. Write out your emotions. They are not meant to be bottled in.
  • Stand up for other victims. Let them know they are not alone.
  • Never forget. Move on and learn from your circumstances but never forget.
And again a hearty and grateful thank you to each of you who has embarked on this journey with me! Your words mean more than I can ever say... xxo


  1. Zest is great. You did it time to celebrate!!
    Im going back to remodeling and packing Fill the cracks and Moondustwriter's Blog. Congrats on doing A to Z!

  2. Your posts have been enlightening and educational. Thank you for shining a light on such a difficult subject.

  3. Congrats on surviving the challenge! Wonderful quotes above :) I look forward to seeing you around Joy!

  4. You've supplied some very good information. Thanks for playing. I enjoyed it so much.

    Meet My Imaginary Friends

  5. You did very good with this theme; its a tough one but you did it with a lot of compassion and encouragement and courage!

    I don't see that you have a follow thingie on your blog or email notification for when you post new things. I put your blog in my favorites and will check to see what you are up to!

    Congrats on finishing the challenge!


  6. Congrats on finishing the challenge. Thanks for sharing information on a sad subject.

  7. Congrats on finishing and looks like you are blogging steadily.. you've already published 125 posts this year, which is a lot! Tell me, do you have #atozchallenge servants helping you? LOL!
    Maui Jungalow

  8. Fab quotes :) You have handled a sensitive topic really well here, well done :)

    1. Thanks Debbie for your supportive words.


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