“Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.” -Thomas Fuller

zest, what-it-takes, intensity, determination

Z is for Zeal

When you have feelings of energy toward something that would bring about a rewarding experience you are dealing with emotional zeal. Many people have a zealous feeling for God, sports, a particular goal, or a cause that is important to them. There are quite a few things that I have a passion for. Since my corneal transplant I have been an advocate for organ and tissue donation. I have written several articles that pertain to this meaningful cause. I also have an eagerness for finding those who share the exact same birthday as I do (month, day, year). It has become a hobby of mine and over the years I have found hundreds of my “birthday twins.” Zeal can also bring about negative energy also such as when a child throws a temper tantrum because they want something. Zeal is also an English girl name and it means passion.

Synonym of zeal – devotion
Antonym of zeal – disinterest

Other Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge Posts 2014 (Emotions)
Theme Reveal ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/03/21/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-theme-reveal-2014/

Anger ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/01/anger/
Bliss ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/02/bliss/
Compassion ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/03/compassion/
Deceit ~ ttp://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/04/deceit/
Envy ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/05/envy/
Fear ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/07/fear/
Grief ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/08/grief/
Hurt https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/09/hurt/
Insecurity ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/10/insecurity/
Jilted ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/11/jilted/
Kindness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/12/kindness/
Love and Loss (of a pet) ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/14/love-and-loss-of-a-pet/
Melancholy ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/15/melancholy/
Nervousness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/16/nervousness/
Optimism ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/17/optimism/
Pride ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/18/pride/
Quizzical ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/19/quizzical/
Resentment ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/21/resentment/
Sadness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/22/sadness/
Thankfulness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/23/thankfulness/
Unfeeling ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/24/unfeeling/
Victimization (emotional) ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/25/victimization-emotional/
Worry ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/26/worry/
XOXO ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/28/xoxo/
Yearning ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/29/yearning/

Challenge Reflection ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/05/05/a-to-z-challenge-reflection/


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39 thoughts on “Zeal

  1. For the longest time, I was unsure about how to become an organ donor–then I finally found where I could just check it on my driver’s license! This last time, they put a heart on my driver’s license to indicate I’m an organ donor, so hopefully that will carry over to every future renewal.


    • You donor status should always carry over unless you change your mind and let the registry know. Thank you for being an organ donor. And thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.

    • Congratulations to you as well. So we both wrote the same Z word. There really wasn’t that many to choose from. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.

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