Think Happy to Stay Happy
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Think Happy to Stay Happy

The Awesome Power of Learned Optimism

By Becca Anderson

Happiness is around every corner but everyone once in a while, we need a map or a pointers on how to find it. This book is just such a guide with 50 chapters filled with ideas and inspiration. Joy unites all people and words are often how we best express our joy. Think Happy to Be Happyis the perfect collection of power thoughts and insightful quotes and affirmation that express some of the best ways to "get happy."

The secret to being happy may well be a "gratitude adjustment." One thing the world's wisdom traditions all agree is that all states of "higher being" are not attained by stumbling around an unmarked road to "blisstown" but as result of doing inner work and self development. Bliss means connecting with your true self more deeply and arriving at a place of ease and awareness. ‘If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.

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