Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

A good friend of mine gave me a hardcover copy of this book by David Niven, Ph. D. a bunch of years ago when I was leaving a job and setting off on a brand new adventure. She is one of the most positive people I know and this gift meant so much to me that although I have given many things away over the years this book has remained planted on my shelf and referred to often. It is a quick read and so uplifting. I would like to share ten of these secrets now and strongly encourage everyone to purchase this book right away for a good dose of happiness to the soul!

☼ Cultivate friendships.

☼ If you’re not sure, guess positively.

☼ Pay attention. You may have what you want.

☼ Volunteer.

☼ Make your work a calling.

☼ Get a good night’s sleep.

☼ Keep a pen and paper handy.

☼ Don’t ignore one part of your life.

☼ Give yourself time to adapt to change.

☼ Have a purpose.

Within each of these headers are a couple of corresponding pages with suggestions for ways to complete them, stories of people who have fulfilled them or quotes from people that relate to them. It also does not hurt that scattered all throughout the book are a whole bunch of smiley faces ☺☺☺ encouraging feelings of joy.

I hope you all have a happy day!


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Looks like I have some catching up to do. Thanks for sharing this-the book certainly looks like something I could use.

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Dave King said...

Good advice - I'll try to take it!

Karen said...

I'm a glass-half-full kinda gal, so I think those are a great top ten. That book would make a really nice gift.

vicki archer said...

Great pointers - we should all try and follow them, xv.