We've reached the ultimate letter of the English alphabet. It's time to wrap up this edition of the ABCs and, fittingly, we have with us Z for Zip to help us finish it well. Today I will tell you about another Z that has the same capacity to wrap things up. That word is Zest and it is a magic ingredient which helps us to finish what we start. So often in life we rush headlong into things, and then find ourselves feeling listless halfway through the exercise. That is when we realise that well begun may be half done, but that half done is of no use to anyone, unless you are talking about a half fried egg. In order to invite zest into your life, all you have to do is to act as though you truly feel it, as though Zest is the most important guest on your invitee list. And Zest will come. When you do the things that you have to with enthusiasm and zest, it serves as the grease which helps the little wheels move smoothly and faster. Zest is not only a way of doing things, it is also a way of living life. Whatever you do, do with zest. No matter how far things veer off the path for you, don't lose your faith that this is part of the journey and that it will all come right in the end.
My wish for you is that there may be plenty of room for zest and enthusiasm in your life. That zest may light up your life and keep your spirit rocking always. What more does a mother want? Lots of love, Mamma PS. Mamma's lessons aren't over. There's a lot more that is worth learning and remembering. We'll catch up.