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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Half Full and Aloha Friday Question of the week...

"The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up." ~Charles L. Morgan
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?

"If a person isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." ~Frank A. Clark

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; including some special honors this week:
  • The Awesome compliment from my friend, William, on his Promotion Blog!  Thank you, Willaim! :-)
"Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower." ~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.
"Happiness is the feeling you're feeling when you want to keep feeling it." ~Author Unknown
My question:  What do you do to 'create' some happiness?

My answer:  Whether it's inviting people to dinner, having a cook out or hosting a 'game' night... I'm always happy to have company!
"Some pursue happiness, others create it. ~Author Unknown
Have a Fabulous Friday & Wonderful Weekend, Everyone!
Love & Hugs!
~ Coreen
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  1. I think my default is content and happy! But other feelings do find me on occasion, but I don't tend to linger there too long!

  2. Well, I don't go hunting for it, I just let the random fleeting moments happen, then bask in them! When I try to be happy, it rarely works, it seems to need to come to me of it's own free will. Kinda like love.

  3. usually it involves something that will cause a mess and get me and the boys in trouble...smiles.

    was great to see you over at shanae's!

  4. Hi Coreen, We are back after a few days in Georgia celebrating G's birthday... Had a marvelous time... I'll be blogging about it soon.

    In order to 'create' some happiness---we visit waterfalls. This week we saw some fabulous ones --especially after alot of rain!!!!!!

    BUT--we came home to find snow here... Yipes---ole man winter is not finished with us yet.... Darn!!!!


  5. Happiness comes in different shapes and forms, I really enjoyed your post,

    Have a good day.

  6. Happy Friday dear Coreen.;))
    Happiness is not often something I create, it is usually something that happens when everything within me and around me seems right.;)I believe happiness is an attitude and a state of mind.;))
    Have a lovely weekend,

  7. Great tips and wonderful ideas

  8. Love all your quotes - and your positive nature. :)

    I'm with you - making dinner for friends is always a happy time, or surprising Princess Nagger. :)

    Aloha: Weather

  9. I appreciate my iPad - which is why I'll appreicate my iPad 2 even more when I pick it up this afternoon!

  10. I try to look at the bright side of things.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. I surround my self with people I love to create happiness!

  12. I create happiness for myself when I blog and facebook. It's my outlet, my adult interaction, and my way to create and re-claim friendships.

  13. I believe happiness comes to us in the simplest of forms; a smile, a touch, a kind word...

    Game night, how long will it take me to get there :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  14. I'm usually happy I think, but if I'm not I'll play music. Before that I used to draw/sketch and it was good to focus and then be delighted.

    And I play with my kids. They do something to pull the giggle out of your belly :)

    Or I talk to my friend and we end up having moments that are just great and you know, you do have a true friend.

    Oh the happy comes in so many forms :)

    Have some and enjoy your weekend :)

  15. I try to have positivity in my life, negative ppl make me upset. I also keep with my prayer life.

  16. I am ok in general, always happy to come here xx happy weekend dear

  17. Hey these quotes and the upbeatness of your post. I agree...attitude makes a difference. Hope you weekend is the best.

  18. Congratulations for the award you received and for your post being featured.

    I create happiness by being optimistic. Seeing small things as blessings.

    Have a great weekend my friend!

  19. I have to really work to create happiness because I'm a worrier by nature :-) I find giving myself some time to just sit down and read quietly makes me happier -- well, that and eating chocolate :-) And now that it's spring, getting out into the garden and playing in the dirt really makes me happy too!

  20. Happiness is a state of mind. We are happy because we want to be!
    Happy Aloha Friday!

  21. Coreen - as usually I love the premise of this Friday meme. It is so true.

    Love this:

    "Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower." ~Author Unknown


  22. Love being with my grandson. He always brings me happiness!

  23. I hang out with friends and snuggle with my hubby and son


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