Z is for Zen…

Welcome to your daily dose of inspiration:
In Darkness Be Light.

Since social media and news in recent times has been filled with so much hate and negativity, these simple reminders aim at promoting positivity and lightening up your day.

Zen :  Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.  Rumi


Would you like to be a part of spreading positivity? Check out the We Are The World Blogfest, which aims at promoting positive news. Here’s the shortened version:


  • Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.
  • All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like this news, about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.
  • Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news.
    For more information, go HERE 

Thank you to everybody who visited my blog during the A to Z Challenge.
I hope that you will be joining us on the last Friday of each month to spread positivity and light, via the We Are The World Blogfest!


  1. Hilary Melton-Butcher on April 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Michelle – I will be visiting monthly … just need to get April’s up … it’ll be early May as you will have gathered! Love that quote by Rumi … I’m going to make May my month of zenning out … finding some summer grass to lie down amongst and letting the world and its troubles float away for a while … cheers Hilary


  2. Jacqui on April 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Really good Z word. Thank you.

  3. Deborah Weber on April 30, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I love that Rumi quote – it’s such a beautiful invitation. And a very good note on which to end the A-to-Z challenge.

    I’ll continue to look forward to the #WATWB goodness – it’s such a wonderful thing.

  4. Team MocktailMommies on April 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    So rightly said, there is no right way or wrong way..just the golden mid way! If we follow the mid way, we can have a win win situation where every one achieves something!
    Good read as usual. A good choice of the thought to end the challenge with. Congratulations on completing the challenge!
    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

  5. Nilanjana Bose on April 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I absolutely love that quote of Rumi’s. Thank you Michelle for an uplifting and thought provoking A-Z series. I wish this blogfest much success, there are things going on offline that make my blogging schedules a bit uncertain over the next few months, however, I am going to join up when things settle down

    Congratulations on another year of success at the A-Z!

    Best wishes always,

  6. Gail M Baugniet on April 30, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    The Zen field sounds like a great place to regenerate. Thank you for all your reminders to stay positive, Michelle. Congrats on completing this year’s AtoZChallenge. I look forward to continuing the monthly We Are The World blog hop.

  7. Donna McNicol on April 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Great series of blog posts. I’ve enjoyed following along and congrats on completing the challenge!

    DB McNicol | Oh, the places we will go! | Zippo & Zion

  8. Lynn Hallbrooks on April 30, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Wonderful job Michelle. You know you’ll see me around. ~ fellow #WATWB member

  9. Nas Dean on May 1, 2017 at 12:36 am

    This is the best Z post I’ve come across!

  10. Emily Bloomquist on May 1, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Love that Rumi quote. Well done on the A to Z, Michelle! So glad I found you a couple of days ago. See you in #WATWB 🙂

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Zoo – I live in one!

  11. Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine on May 1, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Thanks for the month of positivity. It was much needed.
    Congrats on beating the challenge.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  12. Sara C. Snider on May 1, 2017 at 4:43 am

    That is a lovely quote. Thanks for the little bits of sunlight/positivity. 🙂

  13. susan scott on May 1, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Thanks Michelle for your always lovely and uplifting posts. And like everyone else, I too love the Rumi quote. 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx

  14. Nick Wilford on May 1, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    A beautiful, uplifting end to an inspiring run of posts. Congrats on completing the Challenge.

  15. Arlee Bird on May 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    It’s good to keep the positive message out in the world. Though I sometimes delve into controversial topics because they are reality, my goal is to look at the positives and try to get people to think on the positive side. It’s something that’s getting more difficult to do in our times.

    Congratulations on finishing the 2017 Challenge! Thanks for being a part of it.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  16. Pamela on May 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I love the writings of Rumi – thanks for sharing this as it’s beautiful. Well done on completing the challenge and you will be seeing me at the end of the month. Have a great day.

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