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Friday, December 23, 2011

Half Full Friday!!

“Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It's lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It's higher thought and a greater plan. It's glorious dream in the soul of man.” ~Wilfred A. Peterson, The Art of Living
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?
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." ~Hamilton Wright Mabie
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 Christmas Break at the college!  
  • For time off & a trip to Chicago! 
  • For my house and pet sitter 'friend'! 
  • For time with 2 of my boys! 
  • For a friend's auto shop!  They take good care of me.
  • For seeing my niece and nephew in their Christmas program last Sunday!  
  • For getting so much done this week.
  • For truth and honesty! 
  • For Christmas and New Years plans!
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale
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.
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~Peg Bracken
My question:  What has been or would be the best Christmas gift?

My answer: It's truly a gift whenever I'm with the people I love!    
“Christmas, my child, is Love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas." ~Dale Evans Rogers
Have a Very Merry Christmas!!
Hugs and Blessings,
~ Coreen XO
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  1. And your answer is most true! Merry Christmas, Coreen.

  2. Time off and a trip to Chicago....boys too are all great things to be thankful for
    Merry Christmas

  3. I'm glad you've gotten so much accomplished this week. So far I've done exactly nothing in my week off.

  4. Hoping for the best of times, and a luxurios holiday, enjoy.Happy holidays to you and family.

  5. Beautiful quote dear Coreen and indeed, truth, love and family is what matters.;)
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year,

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