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Friday, April 22, 2011

Half Full & Aloha Friday Question!

"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace." ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eye Girl originally started in June 2009.  Now the it is hosted by Sprinkles at Wyldechylde.  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?
"You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging and accepting what you really want and need. If you're forever wanting and longing for something or someone, without going after what your heart is pulling you toward, you'll stay in discord." ~ME

For the next week, we challenge you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.

I'm Happy and Thankful for many things; especially this week:
  • For the peace and happiness I feel just being myself...'ME'! :-)
  • For having 2 of my sons home for Easter!! 
  • For doing what my 'heart' and 'intuition' tell me too... at least most of the time! ;-)
"Love the moment and the energy of that 'moment'... will spread beyond all boundaries into blissful, peaceful happiness." ~author unknown


It's also "ALOHA FRIDAY" Everyone!!  If 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.
"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work." ~Thich Naht Hanh
My question:  What are your 'Tips' for a 'Peaceful' home?

 My answer:  First and most important - No fighting!  I had enough of that for too many years.  Maturity, Communication, Kindness and Love... go a long ways to having a peaceful and happy home.

Second - Plan ahead, de-clutter and stay organized... which bring less stress and more energy into a home.  Of course the clutter and 'stuff' catch up to all of us every once in a while.. that's what Spring cleaning is for in my house. :-)    
"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home." ~Johann von Goethe
Have a Very Happy Easter Weekend, Everyone!!
Hugs and Much Love,
~ Coreen
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21 comments:

  1. I'm happy that I got my computer fixed and can host Half Full Friday again!

    Happy Easter, Coreen!

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  2. Being organized and living in the moment can go a long way in bringing peace to the home.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. Wonderful post Coreen may you and your family have a Happy Easter week-end.

    Yvonne.

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  4. 357 magnum = Peaceful home. This week I'm very thankful for friends like you that reach out and lift my soul!

    Happy Easter Coreen.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  5. Yay for your sons being home for Easter! :)

    I'm with you - the no fighting rule. And no yelling. Except at the dogs when they're barking. ;)

    Have a great weekend, Coreen - and Happy Easter! :)

    Be Kind 2 Earth Day - Aloha

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  6. Everyone having their 'space'.

    Have a great Friday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/04/its-all-about-that-royal-wedding-next-weekend/

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  7. Yeah! Happy Easter to you and your boys!!

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  8. So glad that two of your kids will be with you for Easter... For us, it's just George and me... The kids are just too busy and too far away!!!!! Sniff....

    Peaceful home, huh??? I think we usually did have a peaceful home when I was raising kids. We have never been a 'fighting' or 'arguing' family... Guess that good communication is the key --and FAIRNESS.

    Happy Easter.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. I am glad you will have a great Easter with the kids.

    And I agree with both the rules - but it doesn't always happen here!

    Love and Blessed Easter. sandie

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  10. Hmmm...tips for a peaceful home..how about no accusations, and NEVER any kind of name calling. And stop and think before you say a word if you are upset, plus enough sleep!

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  11. Hi Coreen, I am glad that your sons will be home for the Easter. That would definitely add to a peaceful and happy environment. I am really happy that you are at peace and happy.

    A family with loving members who always smile no matter what trouble comes their way make a home peaceful.

    Have a great weekend and happy easter!

    Hugs,
    Sey

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  12. Glad you'll have your sons for Easter! Do enjoy the time.

    For my home, I encourage dialog. I also encourage each of us that while it's ok to be angry. Nothing can be solved when one is angry. so go cool down and let's do it again.

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  15. Treating others the way you want to be treated

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  16. aah.... that hankering for peace.. much more than love and wealth ... very nice post.... as usual loved your happiness list.. it made me happy too :)

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  17. Sorry I missed this Friday! And your blog will be featured for V on Tuesday.

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  18. A peaceful home? Respect for one another, lots of love and laughter and Christ at the center! Loved your post! Glad your sons were home for the week-end!
    Enjoyed my Easter with our daughter and family in southern Alberta!

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  19. The one thing that brings true peace to a home is the LORD JESUS CHRISTS' prescence ....There is a saying and I don't know who said it but it goes like this : No JESUS no peace ....Know JESUS know peace ....I do know that JESUS brings me peace beyond my understanding just as it is said in PHILIPPIANS 4:7 .... Prayerfully you had a blessed Easter day with your 2 sons ....Rest well .

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  20. I agree with your answers! and may I add - imposing simple consistent rules to follow.

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