After recently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin I realized that I am generally HAPPY most of the time.
If you have not read this book you must read it to realize at what level you can be happy. Gretchen takes you through a whole year in her life talking about how she deals with daily issues that can disgruntle most of us. She lists her objectives and goals for each month of the year and how she meets them or tries to. She learns some new things about herself and becomes aware of how she can be happy if she sets her mind to it. You will laugh out load about some of the obstacles she encounters and how she skirts around sensitive issues with her husband and his parents. You will feel sympathy and empathy at the same time and will cheer her on as she works to reach her resolutions.
I found this an entertaining and informative and eye opening narrative of this author’s year in search of happiness. Thank you Gretchen!
This book has certainly helped me realize that only I can make myself happy. It has become my main goal each day to think of happy thoughts and list things that remind me of why I am happy.
One of these is the following note that my youngest grandson wrote to me on a recent visit. It made me extremely exuberant with happiness and I gave him the biggest hug with tears in my eyes. He is so sweet!
In case you can’t read it, it says, ‘By Joey To Gramy
I love you. You make toys for us. You make food for us. Thank you for everything.’
Is that not the sweetest thing you have ever read? I just love it! I will keep it on my refrigerator forever!
My Happiness Resolutions!
Be happy by appreciating each day that I have.
Be happy by appreciating my husband and my family and friends who love me.
Be happy by making other people happy with some gestures of support.
Be happy by sharing what I have with less fortunate.
Be happy by complaining less and being positive more.
What are your resolutions? Care to share?
REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY!