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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 9, 2011

Half Full and Aloha Friday my friends....

"Happiness is the result of my decision to be happy. There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. In other words, happiness is a feeling I tap into, not an outcome of events. I can be happy without changing anything in my life except my relationship to my own thinking. I decide to be happy and commit myself to making happiness my state of mind, rather than relying on a set of circumstances to do it for me." ~Richard Carlson 
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?
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last and the greatest of human freedoms, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstance, to choose one’s own way of life." ~Victor Frank  
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 talking to all 3 of my sons, several times this week!!! 
  • For all the positive energy from family & friends! XO
  • For visiting with a dear friend from 'back home' last weekend!
"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures." ~Jackson Brown Jr.  
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 moment of your life, including this one, is a fresh start." ~Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber 
My question:  Have you ever gotten a job by being in the right place at the right time?

My answer:  Yes, a few times.  Once I was at a club meeting and over heard someone saying she was covering for a person let go in her company.  I applied the next day, loved the job and it was the start to a whole new life for me.  
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." ~Bob Dylan
Have a Fabulous Weekend, Everyone!!
Hugs and Many, Many Blessings,
~ Coreen XOXO
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  1. Victor Frank's quote is so true - all we have is our attitude and no one but us can control it.
    I'm excited the support group launched this week with such great success!

  2. Love the quote! I like the way you got the job, must have been meant for you!!

  3. :) happy happy post!! God Bless you and your family!!

  4. I love the quote "Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures." and thanks for reminding me. i will pay close attention this week to what small pleasures I have and the many things to be thankful for.

  5. Just dropping by to say hi! Never read the Bob Dylan quote before! Great list have a good weekend!

  6. Great quotes here. Blessings to you and yours.

  7. I hope that you'll be in the right place in the right time for your next job too and that there won't be any lapse between the old job and the new one.


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