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!
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.