I started reading this book given to me by my unbiological “mom” entitled The Happiness Project written by Gretchen Rubin. As I began reading it I can’t help myself from pausing (many times) after a line or two to process what I’ve just read.
There were just so many ideas jumping out of the pages of the book that I believe will help everyone I know on how to attain true happiness in life.
Below is an excerpt from the book:
“I also came up with a goofier list: my Secret of Adulthood. These were the lessons I’d learned with some difficulty as I’d grown up.”
Secrets of Adulthood
- People don’t notice your mistakes as much as you think.
- It’s okay to ask for help.
- Most decision don’t require extensive research.
- Do good, feel good.
- It’s important to be nice to everyone.
- Bring a sweater.
- By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
- Soap and water remove most stains.
- Turning the computer on or off a few times often fixes the glitch.
- If you can’t find something, clean up.
- You can choose what you do; you can’t choose what you like to do.
- Happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.
- What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
- You don’t have to be good at everything.
- If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.
- Over-the-counter medicines are very effective.
- Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
- What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you –and vice versa.
- People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry.
- You can’t profoundly change your children’s natures by nagging them or signing them up for classes.
- No deposit, no return.
This I believe is just the start of a new blog series on finding ones own definition of happiness. Happy reading! :)