Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 117

Ready for this? I spent a little time looking into the books on my "to-read" list on Amazon.Com with the intention of purchasing them. Naturally, I got side tracked and ended up on the website for one of the books at the top of the list, The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. It turns out that her book is nearly identical to what I have spent the last few months doing! Over the course of one year, she created a blog for the sole purpose of identifying happiness in her life, and increasing positivity within every day. Here is an excerpt from her website: (The Happiness Project)

Filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor, The Happiness Project manages to be illuminating yet entertaining, profound yet compulsively readable. But The Happiness Project isn’t just an engaging and provocative book. Gretchen’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading a few chapters of this book will inspire you to start your own happiness project.

Gretchen has a wide, enthusiastic following, and her idea for a “happiness project” no longer describes just a book or a blog; it’s a movement. Happiness Project groups have sprung up from Los Angeles to Enid, Oklahoma to Boston, where people meet to discuss their own happiness projects. More than a dozen blogs have been launched by people who are following Gretchen’s example. On her companion website, the Happiness Project Toolbox, enthusiastic readers track and share their own happiness projects.

By the way, her book, published in December 2009, was instantly a New York Times bestseller, and she has a book tour scheduled for all over the country! She was also recently on the Today show. Wow. This is such an inspiration!

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