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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, December 9, 2011

Half Full & Aloha Friday Question!

"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change." ~Author Unknown
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?
“Some of the greatest things in life are unseen.  That's why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry or dream." ~Author Unknown  
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 getting around safely in the snow!  
  • For the company of a good friend! 
  • For a great interview this week! 
  • For not 'needing' anyone's help.
  • For good dreams at night!
  • For only '1' more day to wait!  
  • For getting the answers I seek soon.
  • For Christmas plans in Chicago!! 
  • For nice neighbors! 
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." ~Dalai Lama
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.
"Lovecompassion, and forgiveness towards one's neighbor will bring peace in your relationships." ~Beatitudes  
My question:  For you, what is the most important religious message or 'traditions'?

My answer: I think the following quote says it best: Love, Compassion and Forgiveness, shown everyday; not just on Christmas or Sundays. :-)  
"All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives." ~Dalai Lama
Have a Loving Friday, Everyone!!
Hugs and Many Blessings,
~ Coreen XO
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  1. Velvety and yet steely post as usual!!! loved it!!! God Bless... have a long long long list of happiness as time passes by :)

  2. I like your interview...good friends and good dreams!

  3. Jesus said at John 13:34, 35; "I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved YOU, that YOU also love one another. By this all will know that YOU are my disciples, if YOU have love among yourselves.."

    If these two little verses were applied throughout the world, there would be no more wars, strife, or abuse of any kind.

  4. Love is definitely the best answer! "The greatest of these is love."

  5. For GOD so LOVED the world that HE gave HIS only begotten Son that whosoever believes in HIM shall not perish but have everlasting life! God Loved that He gave!!!!

  6. I think it's more about how you conduct your daily life than anything.

    Have a great Friday!

  7. I love the quote from the Dalai Lama!

  8. Love your list and the quote - that's pretty much my motto, too. ;)

    They Say It's (My) Birthday

  9. Nothing is more important than the gift He gave to us. We should love so well.

  10. I love your list.

    My major traditions which isn't just a tradition is to always remember to give thanks to God, at all times, no matter what is happening.

    Enjoy your weekend!


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