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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. Special time with my daughter when she gets home from school and we talk about her day.

  2. Reading a good book makes me very happy.

  3. Peaches and summer fruit are bringing me tons of happiness right now!

    (p.s. I totally need this book. I heard her keynote at Alt in January and still haven’t bought either of the books!)

  4. Spending time with my son every day!

  5. Alex told me a joke this morning. :)

  6. This weather is amazing!! Mother Nature is bringing us gifts this week. :)

  7. Facebook makes me happy because that’s where my friends are. My news feed is filled with dozens of posts from friends around the world every day. We live in an amazing time.

  8. The support and encouragement from the food bloggers community, especially the #SundaySupper Movement Team makes me thankful and so happy!

  9. I am grateful to be alive and (relatively) healthy! I am a mom, so this is important, lol. My kids have their mom and I am extremely grateful for that.

  10. I love being home with my family :)

  11. My small son, who doesn’t understand the concept of time, trying so so hard to be patient that it is hilarious, and I will eventually give in and give him what he is asking for long before lunchtime like I said.

  12. emily willingham says:

    the flamin’ hot cheetos i had for breakfast this morning made me extremely happy :) (no joke!)

  13. nancy immenschuh says:

    When my 11 year old sons who now seem hulking big to me ask if they can have a hug it melts me.

  14. nancy immenschuh says:

    When a parent of one of my day care kids calls me to say that her son saw my car in my driveway and protested when they pulled into their driveway instead, because he wanted to come to my house!

  15. Ana de Paula says:

    Waking up, opening the blinds in the bedroom and looking out the window to see the butterfly garden… Priceless!

  16. A growing focus on being thankful, which leads me to an overall sense of happiness.

  17. nancy immenschuh says:

    My husband and I having a moment yesterday in the driveway. He got me laughing and we both must have looked drunk at 9 in the morning, stumbling around on the driveway laughing. He makes me happy.

  18. nancy immenschuh says:

    My dog. When she really wants my attention, she barks out the words “I love you.” And sometimes she says “I really really love you.” I swear she talks!

  19. Today is my birthday, and that makes me happy. When my kids woke up this morning, their first words were “happy birthday BME”. In case you are wondering, BME is Best Mommy Ever. I’m happy I’m a mom and I’m happy to be celebrating another blessed year!

  20. Being with my kids makes me happy.

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