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Friday, June 17, 2011

Half Full and Aloha Friday Question

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." ~Oprah Winfrey
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?
"Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again." ~Menachem Mendel Schneerson
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 every day... especially this week:
  • For taking a vacation day today for my birthday! :-)
  • For getting closer to selling my house... still praying it all works out!  
  • For having a plan for the next year of my life! ;-)
"Count your life by smiles, not tears.  Count your age by friends, not years." ~ 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.
"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time." ~ Jean Paul Richter
My question:  What do you enjoy most on your birthday?
My answer:   Hearing from the people I love and care about!   
"Birthdays are about celebrating opportunities that life presents."~ unknown
I hope you all have a wonderful & safe weekend!!
Hugs and Much Love to you All,
~ Coreen XO
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  1. Happy birthday have a wonderful day,


  2. Happy birthday, Coreen! And I am happy that I'll be sending my next manuscript to my publisher ahead of schedule.

  3. Happy birthday! I am new to this site, and I must say that the positive energy here is exactly what I seek in life. I am ALWAYS positive, and I do appreciate others who share those feelings. I married my college sweetheart, and we have four wonderful children. I cannot imagine a better life!

  4. Happy Birthday! I really don't do anything special on my birthday. I guess I would have to say the best part is just being with my husband and kids.

  5. Happy Happy Birthday, Corinne! :) Hope your day is as amazing as you are! ;)

    The thing I love most about my birthday is the same as you - hearing from loved ones. :)

    Pack Rat Mode: Aloha Stalk Hop Friday

  6. So glad your plans are working out! Happy Birthday! On my birthday, I love just being with my husband, maybe eating out.

  7. Happy Birthday! Besides being with family, I love my signature brownie ice cream cake. I have it every year!

  8. Happy Birthday my friend and I'm sending hugs, prayers and great BIG KY hug!!

    I don't do birthdays anymore, just don't make me work on it, all I ask. :)
    Have a wonderful birthday weekend!!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  9. Happy Birthday! I enjoy feeling the love from family and friends on my day. And good surprises never hurt. :)

  10. Happy Birthday! I love being with my family. Doesn't really matter what we do as long as I get to spend the day with them.
    Here's my Aloha

  11. Not a whole lot any more besides home made carrot cake.

    Have a great day!

  12. I love the way my children get so excited about party planning.

  13. Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you dearest Coreen! I hope you had a super terrific day and an equally wonderful weekend!
    xo Catherine


    I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of joy!

  15. I don't really celebrate my birthday anymore except for maybe take-out dinner from my favorite restaurant.

    An Island Life

  16. And a Happy Birthday to you!! And a wonderful year ahead right in the center of God's will for you and filled with love and joy!

  17. Glad you enjoyed your birthday dear Coreen.;)) As for my own, I love to just spend it with the people I love.;)
    Have a great week,



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