I have always loved the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. They have a way of making you see things from a different perspective and showing you the good side of things. Best of all, they’re written in short chapters so you can read as much or as little as you want. There’s no major time committment on your part.
I recently had the opportunity to check out a couple more of their titles and found them all to be exactly what I’ve come to expect from this series of books. Excellent stories that made me laugh, cry, and appreciate all that I have. I hope they do the same for you, too.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding Happiness will encourage readers to pursue their dreams, find their passion and seek joy in their life. Read inspirational stories about how real people used positive thinking, thankfullness, and good old-fashioned common sense to find their own paths to happiness, pursuing their passions, finding their purpose, and reclaiming joy in their lives.
With the new year upon us, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding Happiness is the perfect book to give me the inspiration to live my life in a way that makes me happy. Whether it be making time for yourself, doing something unexpected for the kids, or just finding something good in every single day . . . finding happiness is something we should all strive to do.
I truly believe that your attitude – good or bad – can affect the outcome of your day. Even when I’m having a rotten morning I try to put on a smile and go about my day as if everything couldn’t be better. You know what? After a while I find myself feeling so much better! Life is too short to let the little unimportant things ruin our happiness.
One of my favorite stories is The Happy Book. It’s about a woman who suffers from depression. It would be easy for her to just let it overtake her life but instead she started writing in a little notebook every night . . . one thing that made her happy during the day. It didn’t have to be anything big. It could be something like “I found a parking spot right in front when I was running late.” or “My husband came home early.” This forced her to seek out the positive rather than dwell on the negative. And when she’s having a particularly bad day she can look back on all the other happy moments in her life. What a great idea!
So as the new year keeps going along, why not look for things that make us happy, things that make life worthwhile? I promise you it will improve your attitude, your purpose, your life.
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.