Blogging From A to Z April (2014) Challenge Posts ~ Emotions (Condensed Version)

I accidentally found the Blogging From A to Z Challenge while searching for things blog related. This was my first year participating and I am so glad that I found this awesome challenge. The concept is to blog every day in the month of April, except for Sundays. This makes the days to post the same number as there are in the alphabet, which is 26. So on the first day of April your post is to be about something A related, the second day B related, and so on…

I had a lot of fun and the bloggers were not only extremely creative and talented, they were also very friendly and made me feel (a basically new blogger) very welcome.

I will definitely be participating every year!

Here are my posts:

A Anger
Synonym of anger – outrage / Antonym of anger – calm
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
-Ambrose Bierce

B Bliss
Synonym of bliss – joy / Antonym of bliss – misery
“Pull love closely around you and snuggle into its bliss.”
-Hemat Malak

C Compassion
Synonym of compassion – concern / Antonym of compassion – coldness
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
-Steve Maraboli

D Deceit
Synonym of deceit – fallacious / Antonym of deceit – honest
“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”
-Leo Tolstoy

E Envy
Synonym of envy – resentment / Antonym of envy – goodwill
“Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous.”

F Fear
Synonym of fear – terror / Antonym of fear – bravery
“Without fear there cannot be courage.”
-Christoper Paolini

G Grief
Synonym of grief – heartache / Antonym of grief – cheer
“Grief is love turned into an eternal missing.”
-Rosamund Lupton

H Hurt
Synonym of hurt – distressed / Antonym of hurt – healthy
“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”
-Dan Pearce

I Insecurity
Synonym of insecurity – self doubt / Antonym of insecurity – secure
“The enemy uses those things you’re insecure about. Free yourself and take your power back by being secure in who you are – flaws and all.”
-Yvonne Pierre

J Jilted
Synonym of jilted – discarded / Antonym of jilted- cherished
“To find oneself jilted is a blow to one’s pride. One must do one’s best to forget it and if one doesn’t succeed, at least one must pretend to.”
– Moliere

K Kindness
Synonym of kindness – humanity / Antonym of kindness – animosity
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
-Mark Twain

L Love and Loss (of a pet)
Synonym of love and loss (of a pet) – devotion / Antonym of love and loss (of a pet) – devotion
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
– Anatole France

M Melancholy
Synonym of melancholy – somber / Antonym of melancholy – happy
“Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.”
– Victor Hugo

N Nervousness
Synonym of nervousness – jitters / Antonym of nervousness – calmness
“If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened to death.”
-Paul Lynde

O Optimism
Synonym of optimism – enthusiasm / Antonym of optimism – discouragement
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
-Winston Churchill

P Pride
Synonym of pride – honor / Antonym of pride – humility
“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”
-John Ruskin

Q Quizzical
Synonym of quizzical – questioning / Antonym of quizzical – understanding
“When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression. “
-Ted Rall

R Resentment
Synonym of resentment – rage / Antonym of resentment – happiness
“Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.”
-Mike Norton

S Sadness
Synonym of sadness – misery / Antonym of sadness – happiness
“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”
-Khalil Gibran

T Thankfulness
Synonym of thankfulness – gratitude / Antonym of thankfulness – disregard
“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
-Todd Stocker

U Unfeeling
Synonym of unfeeling – uncaring / Antonym of unfeeling – loving
“Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

V Victimization (emotional)
Synonym of victimization (emotional) – imposture / Antonym of victimization (emotional) – honesty
“If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.”
-Richard Bach

W Worry
Synonym of worry – fear / Antonym of worry – comfort
“Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.”
-Ana Monnar

Synonym of XOXO – squeeze / Antonym of XOXO – push
“Recycle kisses, hugs and smiles, they never go out of style and everybody needs one.”
-Crystal DeLarm Clymer

Y Yearning
Synonym of yearning – craving / Antonym of yearning – disinterest
“Restriction generates yearning. You want what you cannot have.” -Portia deRossi

Z Zeal
Synonym of zeal – devotion / Antonym of zeal – disinterest
“Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.”
-Thomas Fuller


      • No, I haven’t 🙂 It’s a great idea though. I barely managed to keep on top of posting daily (my baby girl was only a month old, my toddler son was off nursery for a week during the challenge, and I got very ill myself). Not sure how I survived it, but it taught me so much. Can’t wait till next April 🙂

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