Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Ch. #97--Opt. Twist: GIVE/HELP Others...Midway

Hey folks! Welcome back to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! Sorry to my team members and readers alike that I'm two days late in posting the midway for Challenge #97. This last week and a half continued to be a struggle at times waiting to hear whether my father would be okay and thankfully he is no longer considered critical. In fact, he is now back at home with my mom who was released just shortly after my last post. Both are extremely weak, exhausted and dealing with the lingering effects of covid (and for my dad, the after effects of having a bad pneumonia as well). Thankfully, for now they have a personal support worker or someone from the Covid Team, checking on them daily throughout the weekdays but it is definitely a challenge for the two of them to look after themselves properly when they are so weak. They have been told that it will take MONTHS before they are back to their normal selves. It is a challenging journey ahead but thanks for all your well wishes and prayers. They certainly helped. It is my fond hope that each of you and your own families continue to stay well wherever it is you live in this big wide world of ours.  

As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work. Please be sure to check out the START POST FOUND HERE for the specific details related to this month's challenge, and you can find out all the general details you need to know in order to participate, by clicking on the 'Challenge Details' tab (located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can now be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
Right now, it is time to continue with our midway. Here is a refresher of the details for our current twist:

Challenge #97

Optional Twist:  


As we finish off this year's goal to encourage you to usher more positivity into your life, this month we want you to design a creation that focuses on GIVING TO or HELPING OTHERS.  A giving heart is a joyful, Positive heart. With the holiday season upon us, it is the perfect time to reflect on things and see what we might be able to give to others, or perhaps look at ways we could provide assistance to others. This could include the obvious gift giving aspect or one might choose to go with a ‘thinking of you’ or charity sort of idea. This month, may you find ways to GIVE AND/OR HELP others in your effort to continue walking the Path of Positivity.
In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Prizes this month include:
  • TWO images from All Dressed Up Stamps, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Talking of our sponsors...

To learn more about All Dressed Up Stamps, this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this generous company a visit.

During the midway, you will also be seeing projects from half of the team using images from Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors. Scribbles Designs will be providing the prize for the Most Inspirational choice during each challenge in 2021. Please be sure to pop over and check out the amazing images offered up by Sandy Sommerfeld, the designer behind Scribbles Designs.

To help inspire you further down the path of being GIVING TO or HELPING OTHERS, check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create.
Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations. If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the project…

using  Floral Wellies from All Dressed Up Stamps
using #243 Snow Kisses and #0184 Hug Need from Scribbles Designs

using Santa from All Dressed Up Stamps
Thanks again to my fabulous design team! As always, each of them have their own exceptional approaches and concepts which impress me to no end. Each of these creations has demonstrated the theme of being GIVING TO or HELPING Others admirably and I hope we have encouraged you throughout this challenge to come up with your own piece of handiwork. Be sure to go and visit these talented ladies so you can see just how their projects tie in to the twist.
Why not join us, if you haven't entered already? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's twist affects your own life. What do you do to GIVE to or HELP Others? Do you volunteer your time? Do you donate to various organizations? The holiday season is the perfect time to get into the habit of GIVING TO or HELPING Others. This month, think about how you can best do that with your own time and resources. If you'd like to tell us how you GIVE/HELP Others, we'd love to hear it. You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like.

Also, I know that the participants would love for you to go and pay them a visit. Remember we're creating a Path of Positivity to follow one project at a time and we'd love to see you somewhere on that route even if it is just by leaving a comment on an entry from someone who has touched you somehow with their project and/or post! You can find our list of participants and enter our latest challenge yourself by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the bottom of the post.

Click HERE to head to the current challenge post & link up!

If you ever have any questions be sure to leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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