Other than my book (shameless plug), I couldn't think of a better way to start a new year than by reading a book like Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin. If you take a peek at my 2014 goals and intentions, you'll see that Gretchen and I were likely co-conspirators on more clearly defining happiness and the ways in which you can find it.
As I read the book and the areas of growth or focus that Gretchen ventured to delve into, it reminds me that much of life should be about 'keeping it simple'. I remember a saying....somewhere.....that speaks of not having what you want but wanting what you have. To do that takes focus especially in today's world where we're bombarded with things, people, faces, stuff, etc.
She took a year and told us about it - I had already committed to doing likewise when I sat down to 'unravel my 2014' with pen and paper. Stay tuned for nothing exciting just good living and happiness wherever I can find and as often as possible.
This post was inspired by Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin where she runs a nine month experiment to create happier surroundings. Join From Left to Write on January 6 we discuss Happier at Home. You can also chat live with Gretchen Rubin on January 7 on Facebook! As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
Extra special note: Gretchen Rubin is hosting a live Facebook chat!