TGIF! Of happiness and Friday 56!

  • Thursday, September 15, 2011

I was feeling slightly overwhelmed with so many Friday memes so I am paring down this week.

For Friday 56:
Grab a book, any book. 
Turn to page 56. 
Find any sentence that grabs you. (I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!) 
Post it. 
Add your (url) post in Freda's Voice Linky.

I picked up this book for $1 at a yard sale (yes, yard sales are my thing lately - there are so many with all this last minute fall cleaning).

The Happiness Project Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin -- with a title like that, how could I pass up it up?

When I think about it, this blog is part of my Happiness Project. I just didn't realize I had a project ongoing. I'm reading this right now and really feeling the need for some introspection.

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend!


  1. I have this one to read yet. Thanks for participating, I linked you in.

  2. I loved that book! For awhile afterwards, I even tried to show the principles in my blogging. Maybe I still do and I'm not aware of it...but Happiness is definitely something we can create for ourselves.

    Thanks for reminding me of this book.


  3. Hi!
    Sounds interesting. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. @freda - so far so good. i'm really enjoying it - definitely not a book to rush through! thanks for linking me up!

    @laurel-rain snow - aren't her principles so simply stated - and yet so hard to actually do? :) i'll pop over to your blog in a bit :)

    @sherrie - i hope you do! be ready for my visit :)

  5. The subtitle alone intrigues me. This sounds like a very interesting book.
    The Road to Here

  6. I was in anthropologie doing some window shopping and I saw this book in the store! Same day as the morning I read this post. :] I think I want to read it myself too.

  7. @squirrelqueen - the title got to me too!

    @aspen - i hope you do. i think this book is turning into a keeper!


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