Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for . . . Zest

Image Courtesy: Raj Manchekar
Ah, mis hijos,

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,


PS. Mamma's lessons aren't over. There's a lot more that is worth learning and remembering. We'll catch up.


  1. Aww...thank you Momma, for the final reassurance. Your blog was something I looked forward to every day of April :-) I'll definitely be a regular visitor! Thank you for a wonderful AZ journey :-) hugs!

  2. Aye Momma... we will keep following you :D

    We have learnt a lot... but we have not learnt everything :D

  3. Whatever you do , you certainly do with a lot of zest Cynthia and I love your spirit...I will always be around to check your blog for new posts :)

    I love your lessons!

  4. Well the challenge comes to an end but the zest never will. Good wrap up


  5. It was a pleasure reading your sweet homilies to your kids! And, definitely sticking around to see what else you have up your sleeve for them! :)

  6. Zest is what we all had to hold on to to finish this challenge. I am sure coming back for these lessons of life. Keep in touch!
    congos on finishing the challenge
    I must not have said this before but love and hugs to ur jijos

  7. Aha! Yet another fab lesson for the day! A fab enriching journey this was, Cynthia! So what next... 1,2,3... ??!!

  8. I had a zest for your posts - you did them so well. Was very nice meeting you.

  9. how we forget simple lessons! Was great meeting u here :)

  10. What a wonderful journey you have taken me on this month. Your posts would make a lovely little book. I look forward to reading your blog in the future.

  11. Whether I complete the task I set out to do or not, I'm always full of enthu - as we call it.

    Congratulations on completing this Cynthia. You've been a wonderful pillar of support to me :)

  12. Congrats on finishing the challenge with Zest!! :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

  13. Another great lesson, and well told :)
    So, what will the next be?



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