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Friday, November 19, 2010

SPECIAL Half Full Friday with New Sponsor Wyldechylde & Aloha Friday's question of the week

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." ~Helen Keller
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?
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” ~Aristotles
"Happiness is the sense that one matters." ~Sarah Trimmer
For the next week, we challenge you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right and forget the ones who don't! Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance- take it. If it changes your life- let it. Nobody said life would be easy they just promised, it would be worth it." ~Anonymous
This is what I'm Happy for this week:
        • I am Very Happy that Sprinkles at Wyldechylde is taking over the Half Full Friday sponsorship.   I really love this and is seems to be our most popular posts.  So please stop by her blog, visit and link-up if you like.  Thanks!
        • I'm very happy my son's Culinary dinner was a Hugh Success!
        • I'm happy that we all had a Great time on Saturday!
  • I'm happy for lots of creative inspiration this week!
  • Happy and Honored that my blog was selected for "Blogger of Note" @ Words of Wisdom!  It will be featured on Wednesday, November 24th.  The day before Thanksgiving...and I am very thankful!  :-)
  • Again, I'm very happy, humbled and thanksful to Vanessa of Optimal Optimist for the WOW nomination!
  • I'm happy for blessings, both received and still coming!
"We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." ~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.
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."  ~Cicero
My question:  What are you most thankful for this past year?

My answer:   The personal accomplishments and success of all 3 of my sons; my blogging & writing friends and meeting 2 amazing people this year... who have each changed my life forever!  Along with the most personal growth I've ever had in just one short year!
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." ~Edward Sandford Martin
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week to you All! 
Love & Hugs!
~ Coreen
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  1. Thank you Coreen...happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well!!
    I am happy to be where I am right now!!
    And I am most thankful for my hubby and grandkids this year..they have been such blessings to me!!

  2. Sounds like life is good and your glass is, indeed, half full.

    Good luck with all and have a wonderful holiday.

  3. A very up lifting post, loved the qoutes and words of wisdom.

    Enjoy your week-end.


  4. I have a wonderful year. I have so many thing I am thankful for, and to top it, I am thankful for the birth on my 2nd baby! He is 7-months now. As I am thankful for my 1st baby, who is 4-years-old now. They continue to put smiles on my faces and add meaning to my life.

    Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!

  5. I've had a rough year so, I guess I'm thankful to have made it through it okay.

    Have a great day!

  6. Looks like you are gearing up to that Thanksgiving spirit.I too am happy for all my blogging friends and the diversity they offer from their lives to share.

  7. Being able to adopt my beautiful baby girl! My son doing well in 1st grade and both boys doing great in hockey. And always everyone of my family members and friends.

  8. Be able to get back to a normal feeling after the years of mourning. this year was a great one and I will truly celebrate life this Thanksgiving with my extended family.
    My Friday Question - History and A Question

  9. Love that quote, life is too short, to wake up with regrets! Congrats on your blog posing...

  10. i am most thank ful for provision...even in the midst we were provided for...

  11. Beautiful post.

    I am very thankful that for a brief moment I got to laugh with my sister. I wish it was better.

  12. I am thankful to still have both my parents with me! and, so many other things!

  13. You have much to be thankful for! I am thankful that I am still up and around and have not had to have any surgery yet!

  14. I am most thankful for my friends and family who helped to support me and my husband through an incredibly hard summer. We had a lot of crap go on and almost didn't make it, but we came out the other end mush stronger and even more committed than we were.

  15. Coreen, I'm sorry I'm catching up so late! I am truly happy about the culinary dinner! Food makes me grin!! :D Blogger of note!! Woohooo!! That's plain AWESOME!!!

  16. I keep forgetting to participate in Half Full Friday! I'll try to remember next time... :) Love all your 'happy' things!

    I'm most thankful for my friends and family that got us through some major difficulties this past year. :)

    Aloha: Black Friday Shopping

  17. I really could just feel your thankfulness flowing out. I'm thankful I found your blog last April when you posted a comment on mine!

  18. Hi Coreen, Thanksgiving is a bittersweet time for me --since I lost both my mother and one of my brothers at Thanksgiving... As you know, I lost my other brother in October of last year. Now--I am the only one left in my immediate family... BUT---I am thankful for my family --and even though I miss them, I will celebrate the memories.


  19. Happy Friday to you dear Coreen.;) Even though it is Saturday morning here.;) I always enjoy your Friday quotes.
    And I agree, it is great that sprinkles is hosting this Friday theme, she is doing a great job.;)
    Have a lovely weekend,

  20. beautiful as ever... after reading your post .. i want to get up in the mornings tomorrow on with a resolve of leaving my "yesterday" and all its baggages behind... thank you....

  21. Thanks for the link. I had two other people link up for Half Full Friday but neither of them actually participated so I'm kind of confused as to why they added their link. Oh well, I'm gonna keep doing Half Full Friday anyways.

    Congrats on your award and being chosen as Blogger of Note.


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