Hey folks! Welcome back
to the Path of
Positivity Challenge Blog!
It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #100
. It is my fond hope that each of you and your own
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:
Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of
Celebrate Something Special about
YOUR PET(S) OR ANIMALS IN GENERAL
This year's goal is to celebrate the positive around us. As such, if you would like to participate in the optional twist this month, we want you to design a creation
that focuses on Celebrating Something Special about YOUR PET(S) OR ANIMALS IN GENERAL.
you know that April 11th was National Pet Day? That makes this month the
perfect time to focus on celebrating your pet(s)--whether past or
present--or animals in general if you've never had a pet. This special
day of observance began in 2006 and originated in the US. However, it is
now celebrated in many other countries around the world including
Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Italy,
Australia, Israel, Spain, Guam, and others. If you happen to be a pet
owner you know there are numerous values to having a furry friend in
your life. What you might not know is that there are also many medical
benefits of having a pet. Spending time with and cuddling with your pet
friend contributes to your overall heart health by lowering cortisol,
cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. Other physical benefits include
increasing your physical activity. Whether walking your dog or actively
playing with your pet, your heart gets pumping. Pets are also good for
our mental and emotional health. They provide companionship, help to
reduce anxiety, and help add structure to your day. Additionally, and
especially in the case of dogs, they can help to boost your
self-confidence and help you to meet new people. A pet can be the
perfect addition to your family!
focus of your project could be on a pet from your past or or one you
have now. If you want, you creation could cover all the pets you've ever
had (like in a journal page, collage, or scrapbooking page). Or, if you
have never had a pet, you could focus your project on your favourite
animal if you'd like. This month, it is
time to pay homage to the furry friends out there and show the world Something Special about YOUR PET(S) OR ANIMALS IN GENERAL in your effort to celebrate the Positivity that already exists in your life.
the twist is completely optional and you don't need to follow it in
order to win. However, in order to be considered eligible for this
month's goodies, remember that general types of projects/posts will not
qualify for the honours and prize 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. Honours and Prize include:
- $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
- A badge for the following honours: Top Pick, Voter's Choice, Most Inspirational, Random Winner, DT Delight.
Author Unknown. (2017-2022). National Pet Day – April 11, 2022. Available: https://nationaltoday.com/national-pet-day/. Last accessed 4th Apr. 2022.
Author Unknown. (2022). Pets and mental health. Available: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/p/pets-and-mental-health. Last accessed 4th Apr. 2022.
To help inspire you further down the path of Celebrating Something Special about YOUR PET(S) OR ANIMALS IN GENERAL
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
you can check out the details for their inspirational creations.
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 Celebrating Something Special about PET(S) OR ANIMALS IN GENERAL
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. Our pets can have sooooo many different types of unique characteristics
and traits. What makes your pet(s) special? Are they cuddly, loving,
funny, or maybe have a unique skill that you'd like to share? Or, you
could focus on what is unique in general about the breed or type of
animal you choose. There are so many avenues you could take.
If you'd like to
tell us Something Special about YOUR PET(S) OR ANIMALS IN GENERAL
love to hear
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.
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
we'd love to see you somewhere on that route even if it is just by
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.
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY…
Please show your support to our wonderful sponsor, Scribbles Designs
, by going over and
checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance. You may
also just find an image or two to add your your collection!
Thank you so much to this awesome
Canadian company for their
continued support of this challenge blog!
You have until
11:59 p.m., ET, tonight (Apr. 18), to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #99.
Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope
you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for
challenge #99 will be posted soon if everything goes according to
plan. You can find the Top Picks post HERE
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!