‘X’ is for ‘Xièxie’ (谢谢).
Since I lived in Beijing for fourteen years, it seems only fitting (and shamelessly convenient) to share my gratitude in Mandarin. Although participating in this challenge kept me hopping, the benefits were extraordinary.
Heartfelt appreciation to the the A – Z Team. Founder, Arlee Bird (Tossing it Out) and co-hosts, Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh), Jeremy Hawkins (Hollywood Nuts), Heather M. Gardner (The Waiting is the Hardest Part), Zalka Csenge Virág (The Multicolored Diary), John Holton (The Sound of One Hand Typing) and J Lenni Dorner (Blog of J. Lenni Dorner). Your collective leadership, generosity and support have been invaluable.
Thank you to fellow participants who I met through this Challenge. I appreciate that you dropped by and introduced yourselves. I have been very impressed by the variety and quality of your blogs. I look forward to reading more! Beth Lapin, Beyond the Flow, Creation and Compassion, Emily in Ecuador, Expecting Greatness, Facing Cancer with Grace, From Dust Beautiful Things, Hope’s Thoughts, I Just Have to Say, Jen’s Lexical Creations, Kalpanaawrites, Lonely Canopy, Little Wandering Wren, Lulu -Bys Place, Lynda Grace – An Hour Away, M. K. Waller – Telling the Truth…Mainly, Musings of a Middle-Aged Mom, Pulp, Paper and Pigment, Poetry Penned in Moon Dust, Romance and Mystery…Writing my Life, Passing Down the Love, Shalzmojo, Spice of Life, Shop Girl Anonymous, Stories Served Around the Table, The Artist’s Way, The Curry Apple Orchard, The View from the Top of the Ladder, Wolf of Words, Women’s Legacy Project and Zulu Delta 45.
Ongoing gratitude to the the bloggers that I regularly follow. Thank you for continuing to drop by during this challenge (although, with daily postings, I am sure that they were often tempted to run away screaming!) And my sincere admiration to those in this group who have been on double-duty, also blogging daily themselves. Cresting the Hill, Garden of Eden, Janet Smiles, Profound Journey, Sizzling Toward 60 & Beyond and Wagemadness. We’ve almost made it!
Most of all, thank YOU! I remain thrilled that you are reading. Whether you press ‘like’, make a comment, or otherwise let me know that you have been following, I sense that you are here. This connection alone makes everything else worthwhile.
As I have no appropriate photos to go with the above, I will add that ‘X’ also stands for Xenia, Xenogamy, Xeriscape and all things ‘gardening’. My sister-in-law, Sharon, is currently visiting. We spent a wonderful afternoon together at Milner Gardens. I highly recommend it as an amazing place to visit…and so does Sharon!
What is your favourite ‘X’ word?