Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eye Girl originally started in June 2009."You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace." - Ernie Banks
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?
"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections." - UnknownFor the next week, we challenge you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.
"Happiness is not found at the end of the road, it is experienced along the way. So take not for granted each moment of your life and you will find a reason to be happy each day." - UnknownThis is what I'm Happy for this week:
- I'm happy for a great conversation with my son in Chicago!
- I'm happy for a great weekend!
- I'm happy I am Open Minded and Open Hearted!
- I'm happy I'm planning another Chicago Trip!
- I'm happy for a lot of writing time this week!
- I'm happy for time to think about life!
- I'm happy that I have faith & Believe in many things that I can not see!
"Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure: where your treasure is, there is your heart; where your heart is, there is your happiness." - Saint Augustine
Answer: I believe that 'Fate' is an instance when we are destined for an event or experience. However I also believe that because of the 'free will' of ourselves and others, we have many paths or destinies to choose from after that 'fateful' event. I believe it's what you do with the event, information or person after 'fate' brings them into your life, is what matters. That is where our 'free will' comes into play.
Such as when we meet someone whom we were meant to meet for whatever the reason. To learn, grow, love or whatever the experience was for us. How much these people influence or change our lives is based on the free will of each... after the meeting.
I can think of many people in my life time that I was meant to meet, so each time I feel it was 'Fate'. I think even the inspiring stories and post I read on many of your blogs, I was meant to read because they changed my mood, heart or way of thinking in some way. Each time I am inspired or moved my someone... I feel it is 'Fate'.
The word 'Fate' come from the Latin term fatum, "a spoken decree presumed to come from the gods," the existence of fate has been a topic of debate throughout existence.
The concept of fate dictates that one's destiny is inevitable and predetermined. Those who believe in fate generally feel that it cannot be changed and that they must live out the story that has been written for their life as it is laid out.
Modern thinking however dictates that our futures are a combination of fate and free will. There are certain characteristics inherent in our beings and destinies we are here to fulfill, but we can choose how we act in our circumstances, thereby influencing our paths.
"I'm talking about fate here - when feelings are so powerful it's as if some force beyond your control is guiding you to someone who can make you happy beyond your wildest dreams." - Submitted by Kay
Love and Happiness to you All!!