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Friday, September 16, 2011

Half Full & Aloha Friday question

"The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become." ~Ezra Taft Benson 
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?
"Perceive and rejoice that life is abundant, that beauty and goodness are amply available . . . that your happiness is in your hands." ~Paul Hodges
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 a very productive and positive week! 
  • For setting goals and making plans to achieve them.
  • For handling unexpected situations with grace...
 "Happiness is a grateful spirit, an optimistic attitude, and a heart full of love." ~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.
"To love others makes us happy."
My question:  What makes you feel complete and happy?

My answer:  Spending time with all 3 of my sons.  Looking forward to November.  I'm counting the weeks. :-) 
"That is happiness -  to be dissolved into something complete and great."~Willa Cather 
Have a beautiful weekend!!
Hugs and Blessings,
~ Coreen XO
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  1. I'm happy my friend Talli had a successful launch day for her new book!

  2. That would be my answer as well. Time with my 3 boys.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate,

  3. take care my friend.. loads of blessings and i hope to see a longer "happiness" list next time!

  4. I love that concept..... the half full. I've given up looking at anything negative a long time ago. Sometimes, I do it just for humor but never let it touch my soul. Live in the moment, my dear, with all your blessings.

  5. When I'm spending time with the Lord I'm happy, or enjoying the simple things!

  6. Hi Coreen,

    How are you? I am happy that you can handle unexpected situation with grace. Goals will really serve as motivation to move forward to a productive day, week, months and year.

    Have a great weekend!

    Sey :)

  7. What makes me happy...
    spending time with my grandkids
    watching football with my hubby
    butter pecan ice cream
    doing my art work


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