Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Year of Happy Living Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World By Alli Worthington

disclaimer:  i was given the book in this post for the purpose of review.  i was not paid to write this review

How would your life be different if you were just a bit happier every day for a year? What would you do to enjoy life just a little more day by day? Take your first step toward increased happiness with The Year of Living Happy: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World by Alli Worthington.
You do your best to live life well—you work hard to be present in the moment, take care of the people in your life, knock it out of the park at work and home. And yet somehow, you still have days (perhaps more than you'd like to admit) where you're simultaneously stressed and bored, and you wonder if you even know how to be happy. Is happiness a worthy goal? Does happiness matter to God, or does He only care about holier things?
Alli Worthington gets it. As a wife, mother of five boys, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, she knows a thing or two about being busy, stressed, and happy in the midst of a crazy world! Over the years, she's seen how happiness gets a bad rap in Christian circles, and now she is standing up to shout the good news from the roof (or the internet, as the case may be): You are allowed to be happy! Yes, you! You can be happy right now!
Get rid of the common Christian misconception that happiness is somehow not holy, and grasp God’s intention for His children—that happiness and holiness can coexist for a beautiful life.
Join Alli for The Year of Living Happy: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World and find the roots of your happiest life yet! With 100 inspirational devotions, beautiful art, and journaling pages throughout, this gorgeous devotional offers practical ways to make your life happier day by day.
Don’t miss the great big beautiful adventure God has for you right in your own life. Let this be The Year of Living Happy!

I love this book!  A year ago I got a huge wake up call, I was trying too hard to achieve my next goal.  If I could just buy this or do this I had myself convinced I would be happy.  Then I got into a car wreck and had a miscarriage.  In that moment when I hit bottom I realized my life was wonderful already.  I just sad it took something so sad to make me realize it.
  I have a great family and all I needed.  But "living happy" isn't a choice you make one day and than ta-da it is like that forever.  It is a choice you need to make every single day.  I love that this book promotes that in every single page.  Happiness is something we can achieve and this book deliveries a small piece of it in each page.  And the author doesn't just want you to read this book, she challenges you to reflect on it and even write your own notes.  A great book that I suggest for everyone!