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Be Happy – A Happiness Project Giveaway – CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Debbie Mauer. Thanks to all who entered!

I have a ton of things I should be putting up today but I feel pulled instead to share a spontaneous giveaway with you.

As I look around and see the people around me, living our daily lives and just doing our things, I can’t help but feel that so many of us are just going through the motions every day. We aren’t experiencing all that we can experience. We have our lists and things to do, and one by one we’re checking them off but not really finding joy in too many places.

Oh there are some of you who have this “live in the moment” and happiness thing down. I envy you… I really do. It’s a great place to be. There are others who are happy, but maybe don’t “feel” happy. If someone asked us if we were happy, we’d probably say “Yeah, sure… I have no reason not to be happy”. But are we joyful? Are we living with a true sense of happiness? Probably not.

You’ve heard me talk about the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. This book changed my life… it is one of the few books I’ve ready that I felt the great need to implement into my life right away. I felt like I could have written it because Gretchen seemed to be in my head, sharing some of my most intimate thoughts. Of course, I didn’t write it (darn it!) but I could relate so much, and I’ve heard the same thing from others who have read it.

The Happiness Project inspired the Happiness Reports that I share on Dine & Dish. Reading it forced me to take a deeper look at my life and to take responsibility for my happiness and when I started doing that, I noticed the people around me became happier. It was an amazing thing to watch.

Gretchen Rubin has a newly published book called Happier At Home. I haven’t read it yet, but I can’t wait. I’m ready for a happiness refresher! I thought today would be a good one to share a Happiness Giveaway with you. Up for giveaway is one (1) copy of The Happiness Project and one (1) copy of Happier at Home both by Gretchen Rubin. You can enter the giveaway as many times as you’d like. In the comments section of this post simply share a separate comment for each thing that is currently bringing you happiness. That’s it. Each comment you leave counts as one entry. Comments must be received by midnight, CST on Monday, September 17th.

Of course, if you want to go ahead and get a move on with the happiness, you can buy both The Happiness Project and Happier at Home on Amazon!

This happiness giveaway is sponsored by me. Gretchen has no idea who I am. All opinions are completely my own! Happy day!

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  1. I love the cooler weather today! We opened up the house! Yay for lower electric bills! :)

  2. I love when my children play nicely together. It usually happens when they’re outside as opposed to inside. They love making up little “games.” I love that!

  3. Having a job that I love and being able to have school breaks off with my kids makes me happy

  4. Reading this post is currently bringing me happiness, it was just the reminder I needed to keep trying to nail this live in the moment thing down. Still working on that….

  5. Being alive another day!!! 2 year cancer free anniversary approaching in October!! Sharing my children’s lives and all for the wonderful splendid things they experience and learn each and every day, and not taking one day for granted!!! Living every day to the fullest!!! That makes me happy!!

  6. Listening to my 20 month old son speaking a few words of Spanish makes me happy! Getting ready to visit my extended family (whom I haven’t seen in over 1 year) this weekend makes me happy! The list goes on! Just need to take a moment to think about those things that we are grateful for in our lives and what brings us happiness.

  7. Food brings me happiness and being able to cook/bake and share it with other people makes me even happier!

  8. Looking forward to fall and pumpkin recipes and getting me pretty excited :)

  9. A 6 week old baby (especially since he lets me sleep for 5-6 hours at a time every night!)

  10. Having the bathroom cleaned (well partly), grocery shopping done and a few loads of laundry washed and dried (put away is asking a bit too much) – all in the same day ;).

  11. I am happy for my brother getting in to UT this semester!

  12. I could use some more happy in my life!! Something that made me happy today… when my boy and I made milkshakes together after school (and then drank them together and talked about his day at school).

  13. my husband. ♥

  14. I’m happy that I joined the Red Face Runners and found out about your website!

  15. New England in the fall brings me a great deal of happiness! I love the crisp cool nights, and the smell of backyard fires. I love the foliage and that you can finally find pumpkin everything again!

  16. The Husband says:


  17. A clean kitchen floor made me very happy today!

  18. Cooking food and sharing it gives me happiness. :)

  19. Going home and visiting my family, becoming grounded again, makes me happy!

  20. I am newly engaged and couldn’t be happier thinking of spending my life with my wonderful fiance! I’m so lucky to have found a man who is perfect for me and puts up with me too : )


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