My Happiness Project: The Book

I'm not one to read, some people just say that as an exaggeration but no really I haven't read anything beyond an 20 page children's book since I was in college maybe even high school. But about a month ago we were quite down on our luck, I was trying to find money for the rent and getting help with our food, the kiddos and I went into local Goodwill to look for a school uniform shirt (for Buddy) and Lulu always spends her time glancing through the books for her latest read, she's a true bookworm, it was then when I noticed this brightly colored book of sorts sitting there with the word HAPPINESS across so of course I pick it up, who doesn't need more happiness especially after going through the terrible D word and having your life turned upside down, then as I was about to put it down the yellow $1.19 price tag flashed like a neon sign and I thought it's at least worth a try even if I don't go past page 3. I went about reading this Happiness Project from a woman I'd never heard of living half way across the country in a big city, what could we have in common I thought? Well we both want to be happy! I decided as to not get too overwhelmed with the thought of reading 297+ pages and went about it like I had for the past 10 years and started read 20 pages a day as if it was a children's book, but on some days I found myself so immersed in what I was reading that 60 pages would fly by before I lifted my head. I will say it was more pleasurable than I thought and not painful at all and as I started chapter 12(the last chapter) I was ironically sad that the my happiness project was ending or as I have since found out just beginning.

If you're in need of a little more happiness check out Gretchen Rubin's book.


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