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Friday, August 5, 2011

Half Full & Aloha Friday question

"He who has not learned to share his blessings with others has not found the true path to enduring happiness.  HAPPINESS comes from sharing one's self and one's blessings.
All riches are multiplied by the simple process of sharing them where they may serve others." ~Anonymous 
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 consists in activity; such as the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool." ~Anonymous
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 holding my ground in an important situation and getting things done. 
  • For meeting an awesome speaker, person and inspiration! 
"Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything." ~Anonymous 
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.
"Who speaks, sows; who listens reaps." ~Argentine Proverb
My question:  What adds to your stress some days?

My answer:  When I don't have anyone to talk to or I can't talk to the person I really need to and trust.
"The Greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished." ~George Bernard Shaw
Have a wonderful weekend friends!!
Hugs and Blessings to you All,
~ Coreen XO
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  1. What adds to my stress today?
    I am not one for staying in and feeling sorry for myself but I hate the "Lonliness" I live alone but one can't be forever travelling or stayhing out all day.

    Enjoy your week-end.

  2. Work stresses me out. But not having a job would be far more stressful!

  3. Love your new logo!

    I'll totally go along with your answer there. I get stressed out when people shut down from communication and I need to talk!

  4. Good for you for standing up for yourself! We both did that this week.

    I didn't even notice your new header at first. Your son did a great job.

  5. the logo is wow!!! and so is the list of happiness :) take care my friend...

  6. Yes...when I can't find someone to talk too!! That does add to my stress. Though I usually love being alone...there are days when I just need to talk!! So I hear ya!!

  7. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Best Books Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

    Go to and pick up your award.

  8. You'd better hold your ground or I will be coming there and teaching you hillbilly etiquette. Stress is added when one imposes more than one can achieve. :)
    Happy Monday!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


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