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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Delight in this Guest Post by Debbie from Dibzzen

Hello, fellow 2018 A to Z Challenge bloggers!

I'm Debbie from Everyday Delights ( I was delighted to be one of the survey respondents who won the chance to write a guest post for the A to Z Challenge. The brief for the post was open. I thought it would be good if I could find a way to link it to my A to Z challenge and the alphabet whilst hopefully making it interesting! I also wanted to give readers a sense of what my blog is all about. Not as easy as you would think!

2018 was my first A to Z challenge. My little Lego friend Dabelle went on a quest to understand South African English and she did very well. She found at least one word for each letter but was completely exhausted at the end of it. She discovered that she needed to fall back on her Feel Good List to help her feel less frazzled. All her A to Z adventures are available from one post. Click on the image to access it.

Dabelle A to Z 2018 © Deborah Ann Stott 2018
Dabelle A to Z 2018 © Deborah Ann Stott 2018

Dabelle tends to get all the fun adventures, so I decided to go on a quest of my own. We all need adventure at some point or other, right? My quest would be to come up with a Feel Good List based on the letters of the alphabet. I've talked about my Feel Good List on my blog before. I have a list already, but not one that uses all letters of the alphabet! The list reflects the small things that I do often that bring me joy, make me feel better when I need a boost in energy or to find some balance in the hectic-ness of life.

Some background

For readers who don't follow my blog, let me give you a little background. A few weeks ago I had an epiphany about joy in my life. I decided that rather than fighting it or waiting for some arbitrary time in the future for my life to be joyous and/or happy, I could really just start living joyfully! Right now! I plan to document when and how these moments occur on my blog of course. I suppose you could call it research into Living Joyfully. My research is not limited to my own experiences either and I am eager to hear other views about what brings joy to your life and how it happens for different people.

A to Z Feel Good List

Ta da! So here's the list. It took me a few days to come up with ideas for E, K, V and X, but I got there. I hope you enjoy it. I'd love to see / hear about your Feel Good List if you care to share it!A to Z feel good list © Deborah Ann Stott 2018

I'm looking forward to next year's A to Z challenge, although I don't have the faintest idea of what I will do! I read in the survey feedback, that some people plan way ahead and even write the posts way ahead. Aikona, eish - I'm super impressed, that's organisation for you!

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Janet said...

Great guest post, Debbie! I love your feel good alphabet and the premise behind it. Thanks. I haven't decided what to write about next A to Z either.

Debbie Stott said...

Thanks Janet! It was hard deciding what to write, so that's why I went with a link back to the A to Z challenge - it was a comfort zone thing, but hoperfully also gives readers a sense of my blog!

Wendy said...

Great post. Now I'm panicking about how to live up to it when it's my turn.

Roland Clarke said...

That's an excellent A to Z Feel Good List - one to uplift most people.

Debbie Stott said...

Thank you, Roland!

Debbie Stott said...

Oh, thanks Wendy. I'm sure we will all bring different views to the guest posts - I look forward to reading yours. When is it scheduled for?

J-Dub said...

I enjoyed reading your A to Z feel good list. Your positivity is contagious. Just what I needed to brighten this Monday.

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Debbie Stott said...

Thank you for reading it and glad it made your Monday a little brighter!

Pradeep Nair said...

Hello Debbie, It was a such a feel-good post. The chart is a brilliant idea. This has given me an idea to come up with a similar chart for myself!
This year's challenge was my first too. More than finding topics, getting the time to put up a post every day was more of a challenge. Finally, it ended up as a good exercise in organising and prioritising my time as well.
I shall have a look at your blog. Do drop by my blog, if you get the time. It is