Z – Zest (A Motivating Monday)




I adore “quotable quotes,” especially those that inspire me to push for greatness.  To finish out the “A to Z Challenge,” I’d like to share a few motivating quotes that will spice up your Monday with renewed zest!



Be sure to check back each Monday, as we kick each week off with Motivating Mondays, right here at The Artistic Christian! 




“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” –  Norman Vincent Peale

“You know you’re living with the habit of zest if you purposefully choose the scenic route to wherever you are going.” – Karen Salmonsohn

“A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.” – Lucy Larcom

“Cultivate the habit of zest. Purposefully seek out the beauty in the seemingly trivial. Especially in the trivial. The colors and shapes of the foods you eat. The shadows a vase makes on your table. The interesting faces of the people on the bus with you.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Give me the comma of imperfect striving, thus to find zest in the immediate living. Ever the reaching but never the gaining, ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top.” – Winston Graham

“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. For you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the foreigners’ palace is a city no more; it will never be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you. For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall, like heat in a dry place. You subdue the noise of the foreigners; as heat by the shade of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is put down…” – Isaiah 25:1-12
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows…” – Psalm 23:1-6

Today’s post is part of the A-to-Z Challenge, where participants commit to posting one article for each day  – one for every letter of the alphabet.  



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13 thoughts on “Z – Zest (A Motivating Monday)

  1. Nice zesty finish to the A to Z Challenge. Congratulations on your persistence. My family kidnapped me with a week to go, so I’m catching up on blogs now that I’m back. Well done, John. Here’s a virtual high-five to you!

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