I just finished Gretchen Rubin's new book....
I would say her previous book, The Happiness Project,
was one of my all time favorite reads ever. This was a close 2nd.
Why did I love it so much? It's all about being happy. About making the most of this life we have.
As she says, "We're not playing tea party; this is real....
I didn't want to come to the end of my life and wish I'd paid more attention along the way."
Some interesting thoughts she like this one:
She writes about holiday breakfasts.
That section actually made me sad. I kept reading it and thinking,
'Even I could have totally pulled this one off if I had only thought of it!' But I didn't.
About holiday breakfasts she wrote:
"...school-day breakfasts blur and disappear, but little celebrations make some days stand out.
Also, major holidays are a lot of work. For someone like me, it was gratifying to celebrate minor holidays in a very manageable way. I can choose the bigger life, by thinking smaller."
Gretchen explained further:
"...I don't like to shop, and I don't like buying short-lived flowers and plants, and I'm not good at making elaborate arrangements, but even I could handle placemats and a table decoration, and I always love to use food coloring....all green breakfast for St Patrick's Day, or red, white, and blue for 4th of July. I could invent a holiday!"
This book just came out 2 weeks ago, and it's already #2 on the NY Bestseller's List!