This year I want to limit the negativity around me. I figured a great way to begin is to start focusing on the good.
Fortunately, a month ago I was sent a copy of “In The Garden of Happiness” by Dodinsky to review.
This book is full of positivity, which is what I need and want in my life. This book was not written to be read from cover to cover. Each page holds inspirational and uplifting words that make you think.
“If you are unsure of your purpose, fill your days with moments that bring joy to your life, even the silliest of smallest of things.”
This quote caught my attention because I can relate to it. Some days I feel unsure of myself and not clear on what to do. The to-do list seems never ending, I feel horrible because I can not think of anything for dinner and it seems like my days are full of things that make everyone else happy.
I want to do things just for me without feeling guilty. I am not even talking big things like spa days or going out to dinner. I just want a few moments. A moment to enjoy a cup of mocha while watching an obviously scripted reality show and laughing. Uninterrupted.
“When you’re feeling tired of being miserable and it’s breaking you down, don’t ever fold. You owe it to yourself to TRY to become the best person you can be. There are days when all you can do is just try.”
That right there is speaking so much truth to me. I want to be the best I can be. Even when others don’t see.
One of my goals for 2015 is learning how to deal with stress and happiness is something I strive for. That can be hard, especially for me since I have severe depression. But I still want it. There are days where everything I see, hear or read is filled with such sadness.
I am happy that I was given the opportunity to read this book. Some of the words written are things I want to hear. I enjoy reading books that are uplifting and this one did not disappoint me. I am looking forward to more happiness in 2015.
1StopMom was provided with a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.
One lucky reader will win a copy of “In The Garden Of Happiness”, signed bookplate and magnet.