"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eye Girl originally started in June 2009.We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us. So by participating, we are deciding to see the glass as half full, instead of half empty. We are choosing to concentrate on the positives, instead of dwelling on the negatives. Our Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that. They are a list of the things in our life that have brought us happiness over the past week. We are determined to find the something good in every day. Are you?
"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being." ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lamat
For the next week, we challenge you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." ~ Groucho MarxThis is what I'm Happy for this week:
- I'm happy for a productive, yet calm week with no drama!
- I'm happy I'm spending Saturday with the sister I never had. Lunch, manicure, clearance shopping... it's going to be a great day with a great friend!
- I'm happy I got to talk to my oldest son on his birthday!
- I'm happy my youngest son had a good week at school!
- I'm happy I listen to my intuition more and worry less!
"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." ~Leo Buscaglia
"Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere." ~Glenn TurnerIf you want to join in the fun? Post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the Aloha Friday post at An Island Life. Then you can visit the other participants if you wish...It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends or see what people are thinking about this week and join in a conversation or two if you like.
“Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies.” ~ a quote from The Talmud
My question: How do you show loving-kindness to those in need?
My answer: First by not being judgemental and having compassion. I feel that having an open mind and open heart is key to understanding someones circumstances, which in turn shows loving-kindness toward them. We haven't walked in there shoes, so we have no idea what they've been through.
"Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. There always is the potential to create an environment of blame -- or one that is conducive to loving-kindness."~ Pema ChodronBlessings & Hugs to you All,