Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Happiness Project

I usually only talk about children's books on my blog, but I have an adult book that I just have to mention.  I picked up "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin recently and am really enjoying it.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, I highly recommend it.  No wonder it's been a #1 New York Times Bestseller!

On the back cover she writes of an epiphany that she has one afternoon.  "The days are long, but the years are short.  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.

Gretchen does such a great job sharing her research, experiences and lessons learned on happiness.  Many of the quotes are so good that I had to highlight them.  Her writing is so conversational and comfortable that I felt like we were talking over coffee.  So what do you think?  Are you up for the the happiness challenge?


  1. I haven't read the book yet, but there's a terrific companion blog. Check out:

  2. It's great too! Thanks for mentioning it Marti. You will love the book. She even has a free"quote a day" that you can sign up for. It's a great way to start your day - finding a fantastic quote waiting in your inbox. :-)