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. Babs says

    We recently moved from the Los Angeles area to Washington State and live in the foothills of Mt. Spokane. Every morning I wake up and look out at the beauty of the mountains, trees and fields. This really makes me happy.

  2. Sonia says

    Whoops Kristen, I entered my email address incorrectly on the previous posts, but you know how to find me, I hope! I was thinking earlier how grateful I am for simple things like band aids. I love my Hello Kitty ones, lol and they match my pink pedicure. :) I remember growing up without band aids, so now I am grateful that I have several packs ready in my closet when I need them. I just needed something to stop rubbing against a cut on my toe. Now I can walk without that pain/irritation. It won’t get infected. These little things make such a huge difference in our lives. And they make them so cute these days! 😀

  3. Charlie says

    The fact that God always has His arms open to welcome everyone to the fold.
    His forgiveness and mercy are all encompassing.

  4. Nancie Nelson says

    LIFE !!!!! I’ve just had a kidney transplant after being on dialysis for years and felt that it was the ..beginning of the end for me. But here I am, surrounded by the love of my family and friends……YAY !!!!


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