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Friday, May 21, 2010

Half Full Friday!

Half Full Friday, Explained and Sponsored by Eye Girl.

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eye Girl originally started in June 2009.

I believe that a lot of my happiness is determined by my attitude about the things that happen to me. So, I am deciding to see the glass as half full, instead of half empty. I am choosing to concentrate on the positives, instead of dwelling on the negatives. My Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that. They are a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.
"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." ~ Author Unknown
I'm determined to find the something good in every day.
Are you?
For the next week, I challenge you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day. On Friday, write your own Half Full Friday post and return to Life As Eye See It to link your post and to see what other bloggers found happiness in during the past week.

Don't forget to grab a Half Full Friday Banner or Button for your blog post if you are going to join in:
This is my first time joining Half Full Friday and here is what I'm Happy for this week:

I am Happy that I am friends with 'Sprinkles' and she shared this "Linky" with me.

I am Happy that I have good friends who cheered me up and supported me this week!

I am Happy that I got tickets to the Motivation Event coming to my area next month!

I am Happy that I heard from all 3 of my sons' this week and they sent 'love' my way!

I am Happy that's it's Friday and I'm not working this weekend!  So I can get a lot more done! :-)

I am Happy that I have 3 amazing Sons who are nice young men!

I am Happy that my flowers outside are blooming and bigger than any other year!  Beautiful!

I am very Happy that I have a new Real Estate Agent who is a real go getter!

I am very Happy that I have enough equity in my house to sell it soon; even in this economy!

I am Happy that I will be in Chicago in 2 short weeks to visit my middle son, Matty!

I am Happy for all the wonderful friends I have; both old, new and coming soon into my life!

I am Happy that I started blogging and writing and made fantastic new blogging friends!

If you would like to participate, go to Life as I See It.  Thank you all for Visiting me today!  Happy Friday!!!!



  1. That's a great idea. My mind is always trying to race too many steps ahead. I hardly ever stop to appreciate what is happening at the moment, and all the little things that have tipped in my favor.

  2. This is such a great meme! :) It'll be great to read what everyone's happy about... :)

  3. Sounds like you've had a great week...enjoy your weekend.

  4. What a great idea. I'm pretty much a glass half full time person. :D

  5. Love your happy list! GREAT idea!!
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

  6. sounds like a good week to me...nice to hear from your sons and it to just give you love...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Half full Friday sounds like a great idea! I may have to try it. I'm so glad that your week has been terrific and that I found your blog.

    (I removed my last comment because of an unsightly grammar error!)

  9. Coreen,
    thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'll be following you too!
    This post is wonderful!


  10. Hi! Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I try to be a positive person, also, and my family has a tradition that we just started this year, of saying our "best" and "hardest" things of the day (every night at dinner). It is a great way to find the good in every day! Often, it is difficult to find the "hardest" thing!

  11. A great idea, will think about it , would love to but my laptop is on the way out , hoping to find another one this week-end.


  12. How do I "link back to her?" I love this idea!

  13. I'm so happy you did this! I wondered if you'd remember to do it since we talked about it last week. Then I read your comment on my blog and had to rush right over to read all the things that made you happy this week! Great list!

    I'm happy we're friends too!

  14. I love this idea! What a great meme to get going. :-)

  15. and I am happy I met you xxx excellent xx

  16. The half full thing is so hard for me- I just watch too much news:( ehhh. But, this is a great idea. We spend endless amounts of time c/o and issuing sob stories about all the bad things in our lives, that we forget about all the blessings and things we are thankful for.


    I am thankful for my daughters.
    I am thankful that my mother is supportive and present.
    I am thankful that I have a healthy mind and body.
    I am thankful for all of the friends I have met online.
    I am thankful that I have all my basic needs met everyday.
    I am thankful that you are here to spur me to think about the things that I am thankful for:)

  17. Thanks for coming by, commenting, and following. I am returning the favor! I love this meme, so next week I'll link up.

    Don't let me forget!;-)

    Have a very blessed weekend!


  18. Coreen!

    I just thought i'd come over and visit you. I love what i found! I am genuinely so very pleased when i see inspiration in the blog world. Thank you for sharing your happiness with me today :)

    God bless you!

  19. I like to say that my glass is half-full of Champagne and that if finish that glass I've got another bottle chilling.

  20. a small token xx

  21. You have some great blessings!!!

    And it's true! Happiness in life is not in always getting what we want but in always recognizing how much we already have!!!


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