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The Happiness Project

Am I happy all the time? No. But am I happy most of the time? Absolutely. You see, I choose to live my life with rose colored glasses on, a smile on my face, and an adventure ahead of me. I choose to believe that the hards stuff and the bad stuff exists to teach us lessons and that all the good we attract are our rewards from the universe.

Happiness is an inside job. You can not get true happiness from others, so you need to find it in yourself. I suggest you live life to the beat of your own drum and ignore the opinions of others. You only have one life to live. Live it.

Since spring is here and it’s a time of renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation, I wanted to pick a book to fit the theme. I believe that finding your happiness, especially through the hard times, allows you to blossom and continue to grow. That’s why I chose Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project as April’s bookclub pick!

“Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.”

“An enlightening, laugh-aloud read.”—Christian Science Monitor



Come on, get happy! If you feel like you’re struggling and you don’t have a smile on your face 90% of the time, this is the read for you! Spring into spring with a new outlook on life.


  • Rebecca Bryant
    Posted at 10:37h, 04 April Reply

    This books sounds good one to read. I like to find the positive in all things. even is the positive is something small it’s a beginning.

  • Milena
    Posted at 13:28h, 04 April Reply

    I’ve wanted to read this book for awhile, but haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe I should, you’ve inspired me!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 13:52h, 04 April Reply

    I love the message of this book. I am definitely going to add it to my reading list! Thanks for sharing!

  • Liz Mays
    Posted at 13:58h, 04 April Reply

    This sounds like a very interesting book. Following the author’s journey of learning how to be happy could be nice!

  • Stephanie Jeannot
    Posted at 14:08h, 04 April Reply

    That sounds like a great book. You are absolutely right about happiness being an inside job. I know every time I hear about something tragic in the news and it causes my heart to break and I walk around with this anger in me, it is like I am forgetting that these are external things, though sad. This post would have been perfect for me yesterday. Glad to come across it today at that.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 17:02h, 04 April Reply

    I love the idea of this book. I realized something similar last year and I try to make an effort to focus on what makes me happy instead of all the drama.

  • Lois Alter Mark
    Posted at 17:03h, 04 April Reply

    I loved this book. I found it so helpful and practical and inspiring. It made me happy 🙂

  • colleen kennedy
    Posted at 17:28h, 04 April Reply

    I’ve heard good things about this book! Good pick!

  • Nolie
    Posted at 17:39h, 04 April Reply

    Happiness is such an important part of life. Sounds like an awesome book to check out.

  • Paula Atwell
    Posted at 21:21h, 04 April Reply

    Sounds like a great read. I have a pretty long book list, but I will add this one. I can always use more happiness.

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 01:52h, 05 April Reply

    This book is on my list! I love her podcast: Happier. I need to hurry up and get this to listen to or read! I keep hearing good things.

  • carissa garabedian
    Posted at 04:26h, 05 April Reply

    I have this book and have not read it, thanks for the reminder. I love the message this book offers and will get it out today!

  • Jazmin
    Posted at 04:50h, 05 April Reply

    Sounds like such an interesting read. I love books that go in depth into things like this!

  • Emily
    Posted at 12:20h, 05 April Reply

    I have not read this book yet. I am always looking for some new good books to read. I will have to check this one out!

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