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Friday, September 30, 2011

Half Full & Aloha Friday Question

"Every thought has the power to bring into being the visible from the invisible. It is absolutely necessary for us all to understand that everything we think, do or say comes back to us. Every thought, word or action—without exception—manifests itself as an actual reality." ~Ann Wigmore
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?
"Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the stream of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head." ~Mark Twain
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 every day... especially this week:
  • For having time to do a Happy Friday post this week!  
  • For some Great career leads!  
  • For some good interviews and connections. 
  • For knowing what I'm looking for.  
  • For some Great conversations! 
  • For my oldest son's birthday this week!
  • For truly focusing on the positives! 
  • For handling changes with optimism!
 "Look ahead; envision the beautiful blessings waiting on your distant shores. If you follow your personal stepping-stones with joy, love, faith and gratitude, the swiftest currents will not impede your journey." ~Steve Brunkhorst 
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.
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence." ~Helen Keller 
My question:  What makes or gives you confidence?

My answer:  Doing my best and having upbeat conversations with positive, happy people. :-) 
"Take care of yourself and be around positive people... always brings your the confidence to the surface."~Me
Have a beautiful weekend!!
Hugs and Blessings,
~ Coreen XO
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11 comments:

  1. I love the Mark Twain quote. Beautifully put. I totally agree with your answer. When I feel great about what I'm wearing, I have all the confidence.

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  2. Probably just being a mom.

    Have a great day!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/09/panoramas-and-that-trial-stuff/

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  3. A good evening of playing guitar gives me confidence.

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  4. I'm always more confident when I focus on others than when I am focused on self.

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  5. Going out with friends and having a great night full of laughter makes me confident!

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  6. loved your post as usual... and the list of happiness !! WoW!! made me smile.. :)

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  7. Optimism is a great trait. To look forward to something good and realizing how blessed we are in the midst of chaos means trusting God. That gives me confidence.

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  8. I enjoy your quotes.

    Dancing and making my family content, happy, loved, are what make me feel confident!

    Happy weekend!

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  9. Another great list of happy! :) Happy (belated) Birthday to your son - it was Little Dude's birthday this week, too! :)

    I'm with you - dressing nice and having upbeat conversations with people definitely gives me confidence as well. :) Have a great weekend! :)

    Smelly Laundry

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  10. I think when you look good you feel good.

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