The Happy Book

This book is similar to the idea of a gratitude journal, which I talked about in an earlier post. Written by Barbara Ann Kipfer, 14,000 things to be happy about is simply a list of 14,000  things, whether it’s a place, a moment, a feeling, a person or an object, that make us smile. The book represents 40 years of the author recording all the things that made her happy. It’s something great to flip through on a grey day and the main purpose of it is for us to realize that happiness comes from noticing and enjoying the little things in life. It’s impossible not to smile when I read it and each entry brings back tons of good memories that I thought I forgot. Some of my favourite entries in the book include: echoes in a cave “Happy Birthday!” yelled as you enter a crowded room the book…

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How to keep a Gratitude Journal

 grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness     I love the idea of a gratitude journal. I feel that it’s so important to notice the small things in life and to cherish them.  Everybody has good days and bad days. We’re always going to have bad days; those are inevitable. It helps if you have moments of happiness and love to cling onto when the bad days are crashing down on you. That’s what a gratitude journal is all about. It’s a place where you can write things you saw, things you heard, or things you did in this notebook. It doesn’t even have to be a paragraph; it can just be a sentence or two. You don’t even have to write in it every day. Studies actually shows that  you’ll be more happy if you only write in…

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