Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009. We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us. So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives. The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that. They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week. I'm determined to find something good in each day. Are you?
For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day. Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list! (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list. Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
I had a nice Christmas this past weekend!
My mom bought me a pretty necklace on Wednesday!
The weather wasn't bitter cold yesterday so the chi's and I took a walk!
I realized yesterday that I was actually excited to get back to school and start the new semester!
I got some new followers this week! Welcome!
I have more entrants than expected for my first giveaway!
If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, make sure you check out the link above. You get your choice of two different prizes. It ends soon so don't miss out! I've tried to keep the rules easy peasy. All you have to do to enter is follow me publicly (so I can verify) and tell me which prize you'd prefer in the comments. And I even give you ways for additional entries!
Any fun and exciting plans for New Years? I'll be spending it with my mom. I didn't want her to be it alone or feel lonely. My father used to go to bed around 10 or 10:30 but at least he was there. And this year he's not. I don't know, I just want to be there for her. All the major holidays are hard the first year after a death and hopefully by my spending time with her, it'll be a little easier on her. I miss my dad but my mom spent almost 24/7 with him.
You know, in years past, I was always ready to see the new year in and always said that I'd hoped the new year would be better. But 2011 wasn't so bad! It definitely had it's bad moments -- losing my dad and spending the vast majority of my small savings to fix the car would be right up there! -- but for the most part, it was one of my better years. I felt much more at peace with myself and happier than I have for a long time. I just hope that it continues on into 2012. I'm excited to see what the new year will bring!