Friday, November 6, 2009

Bein' Happy

My email inbox has been getting a lot of activity lately. You know the kind: The messages that get deleted before you even open them because you don't know the sender and can't figure out how the subject line even pertains to you. I just try to funnel through these, wasting the least time possible. All that being said, a little gem snuck in. I was asked to review a book, and since I'm a complete sucker for books, I had to read on. Turns out it was for a book called The Happy Book:

I was smitten right off the bat by how pretty it was, and the summary of it seemed to fit so nicely into this little blog space here. I read it and thought it might be something you would like too. Take a look at a little excerpt from the intro:

"The Happy Book is about celebrating what makes you glad, what gives you joy... what makes you quietly appreciative and full inside, or what makes you feel just dang content..."

It goes on to say that we practice and work on and hone so many things/skills/processes, but we don't practice being happy. We actually let happiness pass by in fleeting moments. This book is organized as a little journal that helps you to tap into what makes you happy. It's not this deep, complicated soul-searching process either. It's fun and goofy and light-hearted. From drawing hand turkeys, to listing your favorite scents, to describing how you'd spend an unplugged day, it's all about simple joys that are unique to you. I couldn't help but smile the whole way through. Oh, and did I mention that it has little quotes all the way through it? You know how I love a good quote. My favorite one from the book:

Have a wonderfully happy weekend!


paige said...

looks like such a fun book!
great quotes too

have a super weekend

Jenny said...

Really cute! You have gotten me on to quotes now also.

Joyce said...

The book title is perfect! Have a golden weekend. xo

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Melissa Blake said...

Hope you have a great weekend too!

amy and ann said...

oh i love that. looks good. may have to look through it someday!

Kasey said...

I swear if i get one more email that i won the african lottery...or that some french senators long lost cousin died and they need me to help get the loot..
i think i will shoot myself.
have a great weekend Erin!!!

Charity said...

The Happy Book looks great! I'll have to go take a closer look...

Adriana said...

I love that final quote Erin, so empowering. I'll have to find somewhere to keep this, hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

Down and Out Chic said...

it sounds like a great book and you can't go wrong with a walt whitman quote. happiness is certainly a decision, one we often don't understand and take for granted.

Raru said...

Oh... thanks for sharing.Sounds great.
Have a nice Sunday.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

What a lovely idea for a book. I've been feeling quite grumpy this morning and this really cheered me up :) Thanks x

Donna L. Faber said...

The artist who illustrated this book, norn cutson, is one of my favorites for whimsy, style, pathos and understanding. I'd recommend norn's work to anyone!