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A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

I decided to do the A to Z Blogging Challenge again this year.

As most of you know, I try to be positive and up beat no matter what life throws at me. But the latter part of last year found me sinking deeper and deeper into the dark abyss of negativity. I had to claw my way out. It wasn’t easy, by any means. But finding others who understood my situation, finally after 15 years, has really opened my eyes. If you’re interested in that story, I started another blog over at Caring For My Veteran, where I admit, explore, and work through the emotions of caregiving for my veteran.

So, sticking with last year’s Positive Post-It Notes theme, I will be doing another positive initiative. This one involves finding the positives within ME, writing them on a mirror and taking a picture. Reflecting the Personal Positives, is that a good theme title? What about Eliminating the Negative? If you have any suggestions for other titles, I’d love to hear them!

Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the A to Z Challenge! Good luck everyone!


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  1. Ping from Miss Alister:

    Really nice place you got here, Lady Jai. You stand for so much and hang tough, there’s no greater example. About your theme query, I thought of Mirroring Positivity, but you can’t lose with your #1 pick. I look forward to experiencing your positive reflections : )
    Miss Alister recently posted…The Potentiality of A to Z #atozchallenge RevealMy Profile

  2. Ping from Sania:

    Hi! thanks for dropping by my blog. The theme is a definitely different. See you in April
    Sania recently posted…A-Z theme revealMy Profile

  3. Ping from anna:

    Reflecting the personal positives sounds nice πŸ™‚

    anna @ Deeply Shallow
    anna recently posted…Narratives: Who am I?My Profile

  4. Ping from Michelle Wallace:

    Hello Lady Jai! I finally made it to your place! :)
    I love your theme! You are very smart, and brave too… using the challenge for self development… a great investment! It’s a win-win situation!
    And positivity rocks!
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!

    Michelle Wallace recently posted…The Great & Powerful A to Z Theme Reveal!My Profile

  5. Ping from LuAnn Braley:

    I like the positive-focused ‘mirror’ title with which you came up. :O) Looking forward for the A to Z!

    LuAnn Braley
    AJ’s Hooligans @AtoZChallenge
    Back Porchervations

  6. Ping from Gail:

    I try to be positive too. I like to surround myself with positive people. Glad to meet you! My A-Z challenge is Family History & Genealogy.
    Gail at Making Life An Art

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      Oh I LOVE Family History and Genealogy! I’ve dabbled in it there for a while until I hit a brick wall…something about needing to know Hungarian to trace that side of the family. πŸ™‚ And German…well, anything other than my English Heritage is my brick wall. πŸ™ Maybe one day I will have more time. But I am knowledgeable on my English heritage (Claypoole) all the way back to 1500 and then learned about the Wingate family that married into the Claypoole line. <3
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Ping from Diane Riggins:

    Very interesting theme. Will be checking back to read the posts. πŸ™‚

  8. Ping from Yvonne Ventresca:

    I love your theme idea! Can’t wait to read all the positives.


  9. Ping from Alex J. Cavanaugh:

    That is a really creative theme! And we could all use the positive.

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      I agree. There is just too much negativity in the world today, especially aimed at ourselves…from ourselves. So, I’m trying to eliminate a little bit of my own negativity. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy it.

  10. Ping from That Dizzy Chick:

    I LOVE this theme!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. April is going to be very positive!

    Carrie~Anne at That Dizzy Chick

  11. Ping from Arlee Bird:

    Negativity can suck us in like quicksand. Positive encouragement is always needed. Your theme should be a helpful one.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      I hope I can show people that everyone can overcome their internal negative voice. This really was a challenge because I’ve never focused on my own positive attributes.

  12. Ping from Suzy:

    I love your theme and I remember your post it notes from last year. Look forward to your Reflections (I like that title better)

  13. Ping from Tasha:

    What a wonderful idea for a theme. I think Reflecting the Personal Positive is a great name. Its a good play on words. Good luck with all your posts.
    Tasha’s Thinkings

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      I love word play and that’s why I think I will stick to Reflecting the Positives. Thanks for your input and I hope you like them.

  14. Ping from Paula:

    I will be reading along. I need all the positive words I can find.

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      I hope I can help. This challenge is something that everone should try. We need to stop focusing on the negatives. We are all beautiful!

  15. Ping from Crystal Collier:

    Sweet! Now that’s a theme. I LOVED your post-it notes last year, and I can’t wait to see your reflections. Dealing with difficulties or not, I adore you attitude. Here’s to being positive and bringing the cheese, eh?

  16. Ping from Tina Downey:

    I think that’s an awesome theme! Doesn’t really matter what you call it, that you’re focusing on the positive is really important. I also read your article on Serotonin Syndrome and found that most helpful as I used to be a chronic pain patient and still suffer depression. I take hand-fulls of pills a day for four OTHER chronic illnesses. I’m going to be much more careful these days about interactions. I’m glad you’re taking on the A-Z again! Welcome back!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

  17. Ping from Mary Wallace:

    LadyJai, This is a tremendous thing you are doing, caring for your wounded husband; a Veteran of our wars. I am humbled before this kind of love and care that I see and I know it is not easy for you. It puts everything into perspective. Your husband is awesome indeed, to have maintained his sense of humor through out all this, and it will serve him well in years to come.

    I cannot wait to read your posts and I think your theme is wonderful! I look forward to doing the A to Z challenge with you this year! Mary aka Viola Fury and on Twitter @ViolaFury

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      Thank you so much. It has been a long road and challenge and the only eay I can get through is to remain positive. Sometimes it’s not so easy. But 24 years of marriage, 15 years of caregiving, we learn.

  18. Ping from Sophie Duncan:

    A really interesting choice of theme and very up-beat. Good luck with it and i look forward to your A to Z posts πŸ™‚

  19. Ping from Keith Channing:

    That’s one heck of a brave challenge, and I look forward to following it. I would not find it easy to open myself up like that!

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      Thank you so much. I’ve been far too negative on myself for too long. It’s very important to me to find the positives. It keeps me happy and healthy. At least that’s the hope.

  20. Ping from WriterlySam:

    What a lovely theme! This will be a fantastic exploration for you and will no doubt impact your readers to find the positive within:)
    Resident Bartender for the A to Z Theme Reveal Party!

  21. Ping from Jemima Pett:

    Yes, I’d go with the first title too – positive means not even thinking about the opposite πŸ™‚ Good luck and hope it brings you through ok.

    Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

  22. Ping from Beloo Mehra:

    This is such a wonderful theme – to spread positivity and hope. Good luck with the challenge. I look forward to reading more here in April!

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      Thank you so much. I believe we need more positive in the world and this is my contribution. I do hope it is contagious! πŸ˜€

  23. Ping from Teresa Kander:

    Looking forward to reading your positive posts next month!

  24. Ping from Stephanie Scott:

    What a super creative theme! Using photos sounds very cool.

    My A to Z Theme Reveal

  25. Ping from Patricia Lynne:

    I like the first title. It’s more positive sounding. πŸ˜‰

  26. Ping from MAJK (@Safireblade):

    Loved your Positive Post-it Notes last year so I KNOW I’m going to love this one. I’m going to collect those images and re – send them to you through the snail mail randomly the rest of the year πŸ˜‰

    A-to-Z Challenge 2014
    Mighty Minion of Co-Host Nicole Ayers
    @Safireblade on Twitter
    A-to-Z Challenge 2014
    Mighty Minion of Co-Host Nicole Ayers
    @Safireblade on Twitter

  27. Ping from Cheryl Wright:

    This made me remember when I used to leave my kids ‘I love you’ messages on the bathroom mirror. I like your idea of taking photos….can’t wait to read what you post. Good luck in the A to Z Challenge. This will be my first year.

  28. Ping from Rebekah Loper:

    I like ‘Reflecting the Personal Positives’ as a title better than ‘Eliminating the Negative’. The first one is just cheerier!


  29. Ping from Fida:

    I loved your positivity theme last year and I look forward to this year’s!

  30. Ping from Morgan Dragonwillow:

    I like the idea of posting positive notes on a mirror and taking a photo. I look forward to reading more from you!

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      Thanks Morgan. I hope you like them! It’s a real challenge coming up with 26 positive things about myself as well as making them all correspond to the letters of the alphabet. πŸ™‚

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