Lincoln once said that most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Each of us really does have a great deal of control over our outlook, our disposition, and, in the end, our level of happiness. So why not “decide” to be a happy person and focus on the good things – the half-full glass?
Anything that draws us to the good things in life is invaluable simply because it makes us occupy our time with “the good stuff.” We all have things – in our daily lives, the news, myriad other sources – that can conspire to really bring us down. As such, reading a book whose central theme is joy is about the sanest way we can spend our time!
Carol Fradkin’s book cuts across a wide swath of the population – by age, by background, by profession, by geographical area – and finds a beautiful array of sources of joy to which we can all relate. It’s hard to read this book and not identify with these wonderful sources, and it’s impossible to read without the occasional ear-to-ear smile. Truly great stuff!