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Friday, April 15, 2011

Half Full and Aloha Friday Question

"If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day." ~W. Beran Wolfe
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?
"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it." ~William Feather
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; especially this week:
  • For hearing from my oldest son 3x since he's been in the Dominican Republic.  He's working hard, but also having experiencing of a life time! 
  • For receiving my prize from winning Shanae Branham's from Triumph and Tears March contest!  Thanks again to all who supported me!
  • For being invited to guest blog by a new follower!  Very excited and I have a really powerful post that I've been saving for just such an honor! ;-)
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." ~Robert Brault,

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.
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." ~Charles Kingsley
My questionSo what are You enthusiastic about? 

 My answer:  Being creative; writing; helping people and finding 'true love'! ;-)  
"Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic." ~Dale Carnegie
Have a Wonderful Friday
and Amazing Weekend, Everyone!
Hugs and Much Love,
~ Coreen
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  1. That my spring cleaning and organizing is almost done and my place looks amazing!!!! Even if I do say so myself!! Ha!!

  2. Looks like you have had a lot of terrific things to be thankful for this week Coreen!

    I am enthusiastic about the fact that next weekend (Easter), I have 4 1/2 days off! Woot woot!

    Happy Friday friend!
    xo Catherine

  3. Loved reading as usual. always so positive.


  4. I'm enthused about motherhood.

  5. Good news on hearing from your son! Yeah!!! Thanks for an uplifting post!

  6. I am enthusiastic about learning new things. Fun things, creative things usually find me daunted, but lately, I've taken on some things I never thought I'd have the patience to do!

  7. I'm thankful for all the blogger friends who left comments of encouragement earlier this week!

  8. I love that quote - I do think the happpiest people don't worry about being happy - they are doing what makes them happy.

  9. Love your quotes!

    I'm glad your son is having the time of his life - while working hard! ;)

    Heh, I'm enthusiastic about just about everything - it's just part of who I am. :)

    Aloha: Getting Smart

  10. Another uplifting post! Nice for a mom to know her son is having a great time and even working hard!! I'm usually a happy and enthusiastic person, but I'm truly excited to be visiting our daughter for Easter and staying almost a week while they have spring break! Wooohooo! Hubby is not coming but staying here with the other daughter and son and families! But it's all good! Blessings for a great week-end!

  11. I am enthusiastic over sports, life, family, my Lord you name it may excite me

  12. Congrats on being asked to be a guest host, Coreen... That is SUPER.

    I'm enthusiastic about seeing our gorgeous roses beginning to grow and will soon bud and bloom... YEAH!!!!!

  13. they always get in touch in the end lol, especially with mom xxx


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