Happy New Year my friends.
May the new year 2012 bring much happiness to us. But hey, what is happiness really? They say happiness is more important than any thing- fame, power money, even health...
Really! Yes. Statistics show that an old person with much pain and ailment may show a bigger smile than a pretty young person who is always running to check off items from her TO DO list.
But I am a To Do check list person too and in order to achieve happiness I need that tool, my dear friend. If I can't measure it I can't prove it.
Recently I came across an interesting book named the Happiness Project.
The writer Gretchen Rubin brought all kinds of great minds starting from Aristotle to Dalai Lama to define what this term HAPPINESS means. She divided the whole year into 12 broad category and decided to tackle each item every month.
For example, January is for energy, February for love - relationship...etc etc.
Here I got a bit confused taking her footsteps and using her template for achieving happiness.
I thing yes, taking first thing first is an idea, but if I am all absorbed in LOVE for one month the other aspects of my life are going to feel like orphans. Am I going to stop exercising for the month of Feb, or drop my resolutions about my infant business until August ? How does it work?
Well, this best seller book must have gone deeper than that and I must have missed something.
For the time being I will go back to my old ways of being happy. Just go back to my mirror to bring a big smile that I may give a bit to each person I meet today, to the whole world, no matter what.
Did you have a chance to go to this website of Happiness Project or read this book? I'd like to hear your feed back. Please leave a comment.
P.S. Here is an interesting blog on this topic Take a look