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Friday, July 30, 2010

Half Full Friday! July 30th

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius
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?
"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response." - Mildred Barthel
For the next week, we 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.
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“Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it.” ~The Catholic Reader

This is what I'm Happy for this week:
  • I am very happy my middle son is getting better! :-)
  • I am happy that he had such a positive attitude after waking up with Bell's Palsey last week.
  • I am happy that his dad lives close to him and made him go to the doctor!
  • I am happy that we all get along well and are friends! 
  • I am very happy my youngest son's favorite mentor moved back! :-)
  • I am happy that he is empowering himself more and more each week!
  • I am happy that I got so many work related projects done this week!
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."- Mahatma Gandhi
Love & Hugs Always,
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  1. yay on the mentor...sorry to hear about the bells it short term?

  2. Sorry to hear about your sons' Bells Palsey,
    But I know you will deal with it positivily as you have overcome much in the past.

    Take care and good luck.


  3. Yes! It all must be in harmony. Sorry to hear of your son's illness...but it sounds as if the whole family is looking at it with positive eyes and minds. Wow!
    Hugs to you all

  4. I love this meme... I think we ALL should think about things which make us happy EVERY day... That would make each day happier...

    Sorry that your son has Bell's Palsy... I have a good friend who had it. It affects the face... Right? I think it can be caused by stress. Hope he is better soon..

    Glad you got alot done this week... I did too!!!!! Today, I am happy that we finally had 2 inches of rain this week (which we desperately needed).

    Have a great weekend, Coreen.

  5. I love the post!Sorry to hear about you son! I wish him quick recovery and bless him!

    have a good weekend!

    Love Sunshine

  6. the mentor program is a great program for children. glad that your son is involved. sorry re your son having Bells Palsy. thanks for your comment on my blog re reincarnation, i have doubts about it.have a good day.

  7. I'm happy that both parents are out of the hospital!


  8. im happy YOUR happy and so make everyone else happy xxx

  9. I'm glad your middle son went to the doctor and is getting better too! I used to work with a girl who had it. She just woke up with it one day! I don't remember the timeframe the dr. said it would take her to recover but my coworker took longer.

  10. I am sorry to hear about your son. You have such a positive attitude. I will try to work on mine as I go back to work int 2 weeks and don't really want too.

  11. Bell's palsy?? I am so happy about his positivity. I sincerely pray that it goes away soon. Keep us updated.

    As for everyone staying friends- yay!!! :)

  12. Hi Colleen!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words. You have so many beautiful thoughts here on your blog. Very inspirational! Oh yes indeed ~ I will be back! :)

    Happy Day!
    xo Catherine

  13. Many things to be happy about; being half full can sometimes be more difficult than being half empty.

    CJ xx

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower! I'm a new follower of you now too :-). Your blog is fabulous - so positive! I just love the idea of Half Full Friday too.


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