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Pawsitive Pondering: Z is for Zest, Zeal and Zen

Posted on Apr 30, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   18 Comments | Posted in A-Z Challenge · dogs · mcgee · Pawsitive Pondering · rigby

Today marks the official end of the 2011 A to Z Challenge, and I’d like to thank the hosts of this fun blogfest one more time:

Arlee Bird’s Tossing It Out
Jeffrey Beesler’s World of the Scribe
Alex J. Cavanaugh Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jen Daiker’s Unedited
Candace Ganger’s The Misadventures in Candyland
Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain
Talli Roland
Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs

I’ve met some wonderful writers and bloggers, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better as time progresses. Thanks to everyone for sticking with me and the Pawsitive Pondering posts. I appreciate your comments and support!

Pawsitive Pondering

 Z is for:
Zest + Zeal = Zen

Live every day with a 
Zest for Life and a Zeal for Love 
so you may achieve your 
Zen of Being.
Peace out.
Courtesy of

Do you like blog contest give-aways? They are easy to enter and, let’s face it, winning free stuff rocks.  It always puts a little bounce in my step, especially when it is a book I already know I want to read—like “Gone With a Handsomer Man” by Michael Lee West.  
The delightful Becky Povich is hosting a contest to win “Gone With a Handsomer Man.”  Pop over to Becky’s blog by clicking HERE and enter the contest. Easy breezy, buttercup! And you just might win.
Thanks again for your support of Pawsitive Pondering through the A to Z Challenge, and good luck with Becky’s blog contest. See you for Monday’s microfiction stories!
Here’s hoping you find your Zen –


18 Responses to "Pawsitive Pondering: Z is for Zest, Zeal and Zen"

  1. Comment by jabblog
    April 30, 2011 at 7:15 am  

    The pooches look as though they've achieved their Zen:-)

  2. Comment by Mama Zen
    April 30, 2011 at 8:40 am  

    I love this!

  3. Comment by liberal sprinkles
    April 30, 2011 at 9:42 am  

    I love the last thought you're sharing in the A-Z challenge. This is a great formula! and congratulations on making it all the way through.Have a cool weekend!Grace

  4. Comment by Joanne
    April 30, 2011 at 10:23 am  

    Aww I love the picture of your pups they are adorable! Blessings, Joanne

  5. Comment by iZombie
    April 30, 2011 at 10:30 am  

    z all you can z… it's over and we all made it!A to Z Blog Challenge ParticipantJeremy [iZombie]

  6. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    April 30, 2011 at 10:34 am  

    Hi Lisa, congratulations on completing the A-Z Challenge. It was wonderful to spend this month with all of your precious furbabies. Oh, did you see that if we want to, we can join in on an A-Z discussion group and/or write about our experience on Monday. Have a great weekend!

  7. Comment by Arkansas Patti
    April 30, 2011 at 10:52 am  

    Have throughly enjoyed Pawsitive Pondering . I am an animal lover extraordinaire so I can't get enough.

  8. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    April 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm  

    Dogs can achieve a Zen attainable only by cats and other superior beings.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    April 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm  

    I've enjoyed this series!

  10. Comment by Josh Hoyt
    April 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm  

    I like your zest + zeal=zen. I agree it is a great way to look at it. Congrats on your accomplishment.

  11. Comment by Elizabeth Mueller
    April 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm  

    Lisa, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  12. Comment by Joyce Lansky
    April 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm  

    I just might pop over to your friend's blog. Congrats on making it through the A-Z Challenge.Joyce

  13. Comment by Lisa
    April 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm  

    You made my best of A-Z list.Check out my post listed below.lisaInspiredbyLisa – Best of the A-Z Challenge

  14. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    May 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm  

    You said you'd do it and you did it.Amazing thru Zounds–You rocked it, Lisa!

  15. Comment by Alison Smith (aka miss ali)
    May 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm  

    hi lisa! great zen quote 🙂 just wanted to stop by and let you know you won first place on my one year blogging giveaway! i will be sending you the gift voucher by email, can you drop by on my blog and leave a comment confirming your email? thanks so much! p.s congrats on getting through the A-Z challenge!

  16. Comment by Tammy
    May 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm  

    Love it–that is some true doggy enlightenment in those photos. In fact, your whole challenge was enlightening. Congratulations.

  17. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    May 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm  

    I'm hopping over to Becky's blog next. But first – WOW – have you seen how many followers you have lately?! You rock, too, Lisa! Congrats!

  18. Comment by Auto Title Loans
    May 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm  

    I love the puppy shot! And it's great words to live by.

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