“The Happiness Project”

I read “The Happiness Project” earlier this month, and loved it.

And, now, I have a confession to make.

When my friend Marci first told me about the book a few months ago, and I checked out Gretchen Rubin’s blog; I was jealous!

Big-time jealous.

The green-eyed-monster-was-alive-and-well-in-my-soul jealous.

My psyche ached from my immature response, but none-the-less, I was jealous.

My mind was a cauldron of negative thoughts:

Geez, I’ve been working on my own “happiness project” for 10 years – why didn’t I think of making it a year-long project and writing a book about it?

“Why her, not me?”

“It’s not fair.  I’m a good person.”

(I know my responses were ridiculous, and sound so, so small, but I am hoping my honesty offers at least a thin buffer for my behavior.)

I ruminated a bit more, and that’s when I realized I was scrapping the bottom of my psychic barrel, and knew it was time to get my act together.

So I did.

I ordered her book from the library.

And, as I mentioned; I loved it.

I added it to my list of Books I Recommend, and will be sharing bits of it with you throughout the month of May, because May is my birthday month and I believe birthdays and good books are worth celebrating – all month long!

And, yes, I do know that the best cure for jealousy is to create and live the life I really want.  Thanks for being kind enough not to bring it up or hold it against me for forgetting that.

You really are quite classy!  Have a great day.

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