Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I'm Not Kidding!

I bought this book earlier this week at my local Barnes and Noble, otherwise known as my second home or why I eat Ramen Noodles half the month.  It's in the same vein as Wreck this Journal, This is Not a Book, and Listography: Journal Your Life in Lists.  In my humble opinion, it's a little piece of sunshine.  Anyone who knows me understands how crazy it is that I would buy a book like this - not that I would buy a book because that's pretty predictable.  I'm not one of those people that's bubbling over with happiness.  I wouldn't even say I'm an optimist.  I would say I generally stay around the middle of the road.  I'm optimistic for others but generally not so much for myself.  It's a terrible habit really.  So - enter The Happy Book.  It's pretty amazing with prompts for writing, creative projects, photo scavenger hunts, etc.  Here's the product description from Amazon:

The Happy Book shows how to practice and celebrate happiness so you can find it when you really need it. Packed with creative prompts, wacky ideas, and hip activities, this is the ultimate pick-me-up. Packaged to encourage doodling and drawing, The Happy Book has space to scribble thoughts, make lists, fill in the blanks, and paste pictures. This book is about creating a record of what makes you glad, whether that means '80s hair bands or hot chocolate with churros.

Fully interactive and customizable for each reader, The Happy Book allows today's social networking fans an offline outlet for play. From photo scavenger hunts to cake baking to finger painting, everyone's happy formula is unique. The Happy Book enables readers to celebrate and share whatever gives them wall-to-wall joy. 

Ive already started to do some entries.  I'm started the words that make you happy prompt (Zimbabwe is on the top of the list - I just love the ways it rolls off the tongue), favorite color (stamped my branch out image from Stampin' Up), my favorite people, and books that make me happy.  I had a hard time with the books prompts.  I didn't know if I needed to choose happy books or books that I love and just thinking about reading them brings me happiness.  I went with the second idea.  I figured it's my friggin' book and frankly anyone who wants to critique it can suck it.  Not so happy thought but anything to quiet the loser in my head.  So there it is - my new favorite find.  I write in it at my crafting station so it just feels so good.  I look forward to carrying it around with me and doing some of the action prompts.  I also think it's sort of like a time capsule.  It shows what makes me happy right now.  I think it'll be really interesting to go back and look at later on in my life.  Can't wait!  I really hope this day finds you happy.  Until then...

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