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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~ John Quincy Adams

Friday, September 2, 2011

Half Full & Aloha Friday Question

"As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life -- delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay -- I hold this question as a guiding light: "What do I really need right now to be happy?" What I come to over and over again is that only qualities as vast and deep as love, connection and kindness will really make me happy in any sort of enduring way." ~Sharon Salzberg
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?
"The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart." ~Thich Nhat Hanh
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 all the support and comfort I received this week! 
  • For all the leads my friends and family gave me! XO
  • For seeing 2 dear friends from high school last weekend!
"What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness." ~Baruch Spinoza
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.
"Every person is a new door to a different world."
~ from the movie "Six Degrees of Separation"
My question:  What 'new world' has a friend, or friends, opened up for you?
My answer:  The world of 'inspirational writing'.
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~Anais Nin
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs and Blessings,
~ Coreen XOXO
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  1. I'm thankful Irene did no damage in our area!

  2. I'm thankful for the 3-day weekend so we can relax and enjoy some family time! :)

    Hmmmm...I don't have an answer to your question - yet! I'll have to ponder that and get back to you! ;)

    Have a great weekend Coreen! :)

    To Nap or Not to Nap...

  3. I'm thankful to see the positive still rules here, you have been in my heart and mind this week. And what is this about opening the door "Inspirational Writing?" My dear you have had that door open for awhile. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  4. My friend introduced me to blogging and have made some amazing blogging friends in the process!!

  5. Gosh....I've discovered couponing but, that was on my own.My friends are more of the spender types rather than the saver types.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I love all those positive quotes, very inspiring. I guess my answer would be...sympathy...I'm a lot more sympathetic now, thanks to my good friends.

  7. I guess the door my friends have opened up is the Sharing Door, I've always been a sharing person but now I look for things to share with others

  8. Looking at her life, I can say it's being inspired to see her blossoming despite the pain she is enduring.
    So it tells me that I too can begin to blossom in the erea that I need to.

    Enjoy your weekend!


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