Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Happiness Project

I am currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  Today I am enjoying chapter May which is "Be Serious about Play."   The book is great and I'm intrigued by the idea of a person who considers themselves happy (like I do) pursuing small things that might make one even happier.   In the section on "Find More Fun" the author adds comments that were posted on her blog about the sadness of a happiness project, when you realize that there are things you don't like, even if you want to like them or think that they would be fun (for others).  Is this where I admit that I'd rather be out to dinner with friends than at a club with friends?

One of the blog posts featured in the book made me smile on the train this morning...."I don't remember the exact date, but I remember the incident very clearly.  One day...it dawned on me:  I can DO ANYTHING I want, but I can't DO EVERYTHING I want.  Life changing."

Very true.

2 comments:

  1. I saw the nice mention of my book, The Happiness Project, here! I very much appreciate those kind words and you shinning a spotlight on my work!! Thanks and best wishes,
    Gretchen

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  2. I just discovered the same book while browsing at Tattered Cover w/ son and grandson this week. Your final quote is a good one for me to remember also. Enjoying your blog, your colleague's mom-inlaw

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