ZigZagging with Zesty Zeal

Life is full diametrically opposed states, emotions, and choices. Yet, you have the potential to become a person who singularly experiences the positives, as the negatives are but a chasing shadow as you run towards light. … More ZigZagging with Zesty Zeal

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Yielding to Your Youth

The shock came from my being fooled, because I was usually not fooled –at least not easily. Yet, every once in a while, someone who looked and acted 60 turned out to be 88. Every once in a while, someone who looked and acted 70 turned out to be 55.

My mind was blown on many occasions. … More Yielding to Your Youth

Xerox: Letters to My Daughter

Growing without knowing yourself is more like stumbling, which can be painful at times. If you know how you feel and act in certain situations, you can use that knowledge to transition smoothly. To know yourself is to know your heart, wishes, and deepest desires. It also means knowing your bad habits and tendency for destruction. Knowing these things about yourself will allow you to navigate through life with purpose. … More Xerox: Letters to My Daughter

Goodbye? What is the LemonZest Blog’s Future?

This blog originally started as a space where I could build an audience, and let people get to know me as I chased my dream. The dream to be a novelist. When I started the blog one year ago, I had written about 280 pages of my first attempt at a novel. As of right now, I have written a grand total of 322 pages.

Yikes! … More Goodbye? What is the LemonZest Blog’s Future?

PRESENT (Letters to My Daughter #atozchallenge)

There is an old saying I have heard, read, and (now) written, since I was a child. It goes something like this:
“Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the PRESENT.”

The reason “old sayings” stick around until they are old is, they speak truth.
Truth never dies, while lies spring up only to be quickly forgotten. … More PRESENT (Letters to My Daughter #atozchallenge)

Optimistic Override (Letters to My Daughter) #atozchallenge

If I had to choose one over the other, I would say that optimism is more rewarding (but still NEEDS a dose of reality). All great things in life are things you have to work for to achieve. A great marriage takes work and sacrifice. A strong faith takes effort and discipline. A great career takes hard work and persistence. The list can go on and on. … More Optimistic Override (Letters to My Daughter) #atozchallenge

Reblog: “What I’ll Remember Most About Turner Field- Atlanta Braves Blog”

When the mammoth Centennial Olympic Stadium was rising across the street just before the ’96 Olympics, I remember looking over from old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and thinking, wow, that is really big. As in, 86,000 seats. The sun is setting on Turner Field, at least as a baseball stadium. It’ll be converted into a smaller… … More Reblog: “What I’ll Remember Most About Turner Field- Atlanta Braves Blog”