Monday, July 4, 2011

Happiness Blog Hop, Making Time for Friends

Welcome to my first time in the Happiness Blog Hop!
It's based on the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
This month our theme is, Making Time for Friends.
A special thank you to Stephanie for organizing this fun hop.
Please check out Stephanie's blog for a fun giveaway.

Here's are the deets for the giveaway,

"To enter the giveaway from Scrapworthy Lives, be sure to comment below! You can earn one entry per blog. So that means if you visit everyone’s blog and comment on each of their blogs, you can get 9 entries! All entries must be posted by Friday, July 8 at midnight Central Standard Time (Chicago, IL, USA). Stephanie will ship anywhere in the world. The winner will be announced on Sunday, July 10 on Scrapworthy Lives."

SO, if you have arrived here from Valerie's blog you are in the right place. If not, please see the list of participants at the bottom of this post for a "map" of the blog hop today!


A few of the highlights for Gretchen's book chapter 6, Make Time for Friends that I especially want to work on,

♥Be generous
I love this one...but not on the material line of things.
I want to think more about how I can be more generous with the following things I give to my friends:

*time

*thought/care/prayer

*remembering what they've told me about their life and follow up on that. Maybe offering to help if it's something they might need help with

*I want to offer more cheers/encouragement. Like one of Gretchen's thoughts was, "One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy" and vs. "One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself."

A card I made with a favorite stamp set sentiment,


This was a hard topic for me to jump on board with and I've written and re-written many things, but I'll post without them. It's ironic that my SIL and I were just talking about friends/having friends/what really is friend, so I have had lots of thoughts on the subject, but I just don't know how to put them all in written word format.

But one thing I do know...
a true, hearty friendship=a wonderful happiness!!


See you next month!

Here's this months participant list,

Scrapworthy Lives: http://www.scrapworthylives.com

Scrapping Mojo: www.scrappingmojo.blogspot.com

Pie for Breakfast: http://www.vsws.typepad.com/

iStampScraft&Craft: http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/

Scraps & Sass: http://scrapsandsass.blogspot.com

Take a Picture and Remember This: www.MichelleRoycroft.blogspot.com

1200 Some Miles: http://1200somemiles.blogspot.com/

Slice of Life: http://mahsliceoflife.blogspot.com

Our Life with Spiky Potatoes: http://nickylamarche.typepad.com/


7 comments:

Jenny McGee said...

I am the first commenter. Happy 4th of July. Great card and sentiment stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

Rebekah, I love that amazingly beautiful quote. How true thanks for sharing your thoughts from the book and your lovely card.

Sara G. said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the great card! I enjoyed The Happiness Project and need to reread the book.

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

I had a hard time with this topic, too, but I'm glad you found something to write about. :)

Cheryl M said...

What a beautiful card! The highlights you listed are a wonderful thing for anyone with friends to work on. LOVED your post!

mollymoo951 said...

Love your highlights. Showing an interest in someone's life is a great way to brighten their day. Showing a genuine interest. Good post.

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

Mollymoo951, you won the giveaway for the Happiness Blog Hop. Please email me (stephaniemedleyrath at gmail dot com) for details on how to get your prize. I'll give you until next Sunday, and then I'll have to choose another winner. Thanks! (Rebekah, could you please make sure Mollymoo951 gets this message? Thank you!)