What is happiness?
What would you do if you were a little bit happier?
If you could put a dollar amount on a happy life, what would it be?
What does happiness really mean? Hopefully my review of this book will infuse as much joy into your life as reading the book did for me!
Book Review: Happiness on Paper
The concept of happiness is often studied, much discussed, and leads to about a thousand discussion questions. It is one of the most basic ideas that exists, but still manages to elude so many people.
There are a lot of great books out there that teach you how to live to your happiest potential, and I had the privilege of reading one recently that showed me how to do just that. Written by Jacqueline Pirtle, 365 Days of Happiness is sunshine printed onto paper. Pirtle’s enthusiasm for life is truly palpable. Meant to be a daily reader (one page or section a day to carry you through a year), these easy to digest but deeply profound sections give us quite a bit to think about. It is also full of practical exercises.
My Favorite Quotes
- “Imagine standing on top of a mountain with both of your arms stretched high up in the air. You close your eyes, you breathe deep, and think (or say or shout!) ‘I AM alive!’ Feel this!” (p. 32)
- “Imagine a child looking up into the sky, saying “I believe…!” (p. 36)
- “Every rejection is a sign that the universe has your back.” (p. 39)
- “Use the momentum of waking up (also after a nap!) to create your perfect day!” (p. 42)
- “Imagine that you have a ‘Magical Blessing Wand.’ With that wand, you get to bless everything and everyone you encounter in your new day. Once touched by your blessings, miracles can happen.” (p. 53)
- “Be a rebel!” (p. 101)
- “I say YES!” (p. 122)
These are just a few wonderful nuggets from this imaginatively written book. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to add a little spark of happiness to their day.
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What books make you happy? I would love to hear about them in the comments below!