My March book was the fabulous book The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. I’ll confess that I started this last fall with high hopes & ambitions of me tackling happiness in a year-long project based on months, but I got distracted by a few others things. I started seeing such great reviews & praise for the book, I couldn’t wait to pick it up again and give it a proper reading. The elusive search for happiness has interested me before, and I read a book about travel+happiness The Geography of Bliss in 2010.
I absolutely adored this book & had so much fun reading it. More of a memoir about Gretchen’s own personal journey to learn about happiness and implement a plan, filled with monthly goals than a dry, how-to book. There were so many things that inspired me and encouraged me, but it was her personal stories about career, marriage, and kids were woven throughout with hysterical tales of her striving to find happiness. I really learned a great deal reading the book & am inspired to be aware of many of her lessons. She organized her lessons into Commandments and 4 Splendid Truths that guided her to take on a new challenge or goal in her life each month that would hopefully move her closer to happiness by the end of the year.
After finishing the book, I checked out her website, The Happiness Project, and have been getting her daily emails with short quotes and morning inspiration each day. I will certainly be picking up her new book Happier at Home when it comes out later this summer. It looks to be full of more practical tips, silly advice, and hilarious stories.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Excited to be meeting with some college yoga students today for Grow Soul Beautiful.