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21 – A

ABC-Wednesday 

Round 21

Letter A

My 160-th entry

Started: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

A day I’ve been looking forward to for a long time has arrived…
Somewhere around the turn of the year Roger and I started talking about taking over this meme. After giving it extensive thought I decided to go for it because I did not want this meme to stop and I knew that I was not the only one.

How wonderful it is that a meme has been able to survive that long already!

So… my thoughts about this meme and what I have seen since I became a participant and (later on) teammember, for which I am very gratefull, go to how to start this new round, but more so, how to give this very brandnew edition of ABC an extraordinary start… No better way then with music!

Wishing you lots of fun in this new ABC-home, hoping with all of my ♥ that you will share all of your thoughts with us all, who have so much joy in this meme. Thanking you for your participation in the first place but also for the beatuiful things you have shown me so far!

Thanking you also for your trust and confidence in me to let me take over and support me in this!

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

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20 – Z

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20 – Z

My 149-th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: ZAP

This week is the last week in which we all ZAP to http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com to place our specific blogposturl for the letter we all have thought and written about. With this last letter, letter Z, this meme ends, at least in the form we all have known it for a long time.

In a week from now, wednesday the 12th, I will ZAP to another ‘channel’ to enter the url of my blogpost for the letter A of round 21, that channel being: https://abcwednesday.com/
Naturally with all of my ♥ I hope that you will follow me so that I will be able to visit you and comment on your newest entry for ABC Wednesday.

There are, as few as possible but still, some changes but I do hope that nobody will encounter difficulties.  If you do? Or if you have questions, any at all? Please don’t hesitate and e-mail me at abcwednesday21@gmail.com

Looking forward to the new start of ABC Wednesday, looking forward to meeting you all there…

Have a wonderful ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21…starting in just one week!! )

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20-Y

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20 – Y

My 148-th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: YOU, YES YOU!


YOU, YES YOU are the ones who can make or break a meme in the blogcommunity. Without you no meme shall last very long.
So… how about we agree on keeping working together to keep this beautiful meme alive and kicking after the big changes which will occur in just 2 weeks from today?

Wishing YOU, YES YOU!!! gorgeous ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – X

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20 – X

My 147-th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: X-tension

Today in 3 weeks… this photo-meme, some 10 years ago started by (Denise) Mrs. Nesbitt will come to an end in the way we have known it thus far.
The url: http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.nl/
will stay online for a while but the url on which you can leave the link to you participation will, starting july 12th, be:
https://abcwednesday.com/
So please note this so your entry will not get ‘lost’ and worse, missed by other participants.

In X-tra I want to  say THANK YOU to not only Mrs.Nesbitt ofcourse, but also to Roger and Leslie who have worked very hard since they took over from Mrs. Nesbitt after she announced to have less time for the challenge. Last but not least all the other bloggers who did their part in visiting participants and ofcourse all the bloggers from all over the world who in total kept this challenge running for already 10+ years.  Besides that I want to X-press my gratitude also to all of those participants who created all the logo’s which have been used in these past 20 rounds. (Want to see them? Click Here!)

With the start of the X-tended version of ABC-Wednesday on july 12th I also want to introduce to you the new team of participants who will assist me and together with me have the sincere wish to keep the ABC-ball rolling.

Looking very much forward to see you in:  http://abcwednesday.worrdpress.com, especially starting july 12th with your entry for round 21-A

 

Have an X-traordinary ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – W

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20 – W

My 146-th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: Welcome

Today in 4 weeks… a special date, which some of us, but probably myself the most, have been looking out for…  has arrived. July the 12th is that special date… Where I and my teammembers: Arnoldo, BeverlyDaphne, Di, Leslie, Phenomenon and Roger all hope to may “W e l c o m e” you at the start of, on one hand Round 21 and on the other hand the new home of ABC.

Looking very much forward to see you in:  http://abcwednesday.worrdpress.com 

Have a ♥-WARMING WELCOME ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – V

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20 – V

My 145-th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: Voice

We all have it… the one everyone can hear and the ones to few hear or not hear at all.
The voices of those still far to few hear are the ones of animals in need, all over the world. Social Media is, like everything else in life, something with a good side and something with a bad side.
I love animals, no matter which one, although the flying kind are my favorite.
On a daily basis I hear voices telling me about animal abuse and maybe I am a very stupid person but I can not understand what the reasons can be for an human being, besides survival, to do harm to any other living creature, especially an animal. Their voices cry from hurt, distress, despair and all other anguish. Why don’t “we” hear it, listen to it, do something about it? On the internet one can find countless petitions to help animals in need, many people sign them. Many voices protest ceaselessly, but still by far not many enough.  So many people around the world, cry out and do their very best in trying to change laws, there still is a very, very long way to go.
Just a heartfelt request from me to you… please take the best possible care of an animal who relies on you, please stop hurting, please stop the slaughter of all those gorgeous creatures. Our planet is as much a ‘temporary gift’ to them as it is to us.
I can’t, sadly enough, but if I could?
My voice would be heard on the entire planet, by everyone, and in such capacity that nobody would be able to ignore it.

(photo from Artis-Amsterdam) 13th of august 2016)

Have a VOIVE-filles ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – U

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20 – U

My 144-th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: United

Thanks to your participation in this wonderful photo-meme, you have made it possible for me to feel united with lots of people all over the world. The places you have showed me, the trips on which you took me along, the things you have taught me… things I am grateful for, things that make me feel united although I don’t know you in person (jet). A very rich feeling, which I would wish for everyone to feel the way I do.

Have a sensational and united ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – T

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20 – T

My 143-th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word:Trash

I admit… this word came by in previous rounds at those moments in which I was contemplating about which word would suit the letter on turn… Every time I put this word aside due to the negative meaning of it. ABC-Wednesday is about fun, isn’t it? So my posts should be fun to, I thought… But this word pops up every time my thoughts wander about when the letter T is arriving.. like this time again too. Because it is a very negative word I do not add an image in this post. I don’t want to and besides I think I don’t need to because you all will no doubt know and understand what I am talking about!

A nasty word, with lots of consequences we all know and are aware off. We know how to deal with it in a proper way but do we do it in that way? I hope you do, I trust the ABC-people to be the good kind, people who love a clean surrounding and even more a clean environment and a cleaner planet.

Driving through The Netherlands from one place to another, I very often, far to often sadly enough, I observe many gorgeous places, trashed with trash. I get disgusted by people who think that our planet is their personal trash can.
Despite many actions, educational short movies, social media- & other messages, there still are lots of people who seem not to listen, no to care, how annoying is that?
How difficult can it really be to put a bag in your pocket, to put your trash in it to  get rid f it in the right way?

Remember…. the planet is not ours…it was a Gods sent – present to each and every one of us, before our time, in our time and in times after us, we may borrow it for a very very short time.

I wonder… what are your thoughts about this worldwide problem? Do you have a solution? Do you have an idea how to make people far far far more aware of how precious our planet is and how we should take care it in the best possible way?

Have a sensible and clean, nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – S

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20-S

My 142th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: Signal

Not as dangerous as the one on the photo but still a signal is what I want to give all of you

In 8 weeks from today ABC_Wednesday will be moved to another url and I sincerely hope to may welcome you all at ABC-Wednesday in its new home.

I am very much looking forward to the move and to may keep on visiting all of you to see what you have posted for the individual letter prompts.

Thanking Mrs. Nesbitt for the first rounds and her team ofcourse because without her, without them we would never know on and other and would also have missed out on lots and lots of beautiful entries during the 20 rounds we almost have completed!

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – R

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20-R

My 141th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: Rural

Not my private backyard but still the surroundings were I live in. Love it!!

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

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20 – Q

Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday

Round 20-P

My 140th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is and I’ve chosen for the word: Qualify

Trying to live as ‘mindful’ as possible I regularIy find myself wondering about what exactly is it that qualifies my life to be ‘good’, good enough to be able to call myself a happy person, or at least a content one.  Like every other person I have wonderful things to talk about and lesser nice things. We all live the ‘game of life’ and have to deal with the ‘cards’ that that ‘game’ has handed out to us.

What qualifies my life?
Thinking about this question I can not come up with many answers because all the answers that do come up can be categorized under the denominator Love. Love for life with all its wonderful things in it. Also, however difficult that is sometimes, love for the miserable things, because they have taught me so much.  Being surrounded by people I love, nature, animals. Doing things I love. Enjoying wonderful moments, however short they are. Keeping that all in mind and pulling it to the front of my feelings and thoughts, to get courage and strength from at the non-desired moments which force me to put up a fight and not give up.

Quality of life… is, to me at least, not dependent of the numbers which tell me how much money I (don’t) have. Ofcourse, I wish sometimes to have some more, but don’t we all wish for that every now and then? I love people, animals, nature, blogging, music, photographing, reading and movies; scifi, horror, crime and fantasy being my favorites. I love going out with my camera but at the same time I love to be a couchpotato , whatever that certain moment requires.

Do I long for an ‘excellent’ life as the image suggests? No I don’t. I am quit content with “Good”. It is good enough for me. Some days are ‘average’, ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’, although we don’t want moments like that, they should be experienced because they show us the true value of ‘good’ and teach us to appreciate the ‘good’ much more.  To never reach ‘excellent’ means, at least to me it does, never stop dreaming, never stop reaching for new goals, never give up to try to make things (life… your life….) better.

How about you?

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)