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This Book is a Life Changer! A MUST Read!!!
on April 28, 2010
I got an early copy of this book and after finding so much success and wisdom's in Dr. Smith's other books, I couldn't wait to get started on HAPPY. I must tell you that right away I was taken in by this book. I don't read introductions often, but this introduction was so personal and opened up a window into Dr. Smith who I have watched on TV for many years, but didn't know much about his background. I read more than half of this book in one sitting and finished it up before I went to sleep. Once I started reading it, I simply couldn't put it down. So much of it made perfect sense and it was such an easy read. What I also love about the book is that Dr. Smith bases it on real scientific research. It's about about the real science behind happiness and what leading experts have found to be true when it comes to finding and holding on to happiness. I must admit that reading it made me see a lot of things that I've been doing wrong and it also showed me how to make small changes to start doing things right. I have had my own difficulties in life, so I have read a lot of books about being positive and living more optimistically. I must say that Dr. Smith's book is head and shoulders above the rest. Here are some of the things you learn:
The true secret of happiness isn't found in material measures of success. The secret is much simpler and closer to home. It's all about setting or re-setting your priorities, something HAPPY teaches you to do so easily. The book shows that studies reveal that happiness is 50% genetic, but 40% we can control. Dr. Smith focuses on this 40% has he gives us ways to immediately boost our happiness. He has an entire chapter dedicated to happiness boosters. I have tried most of them already and they WORK and they are so EASY!
Dr. Smith says that Happiness is found in:
* getting outside of oneself
* being a part of something larger
* helping others
* simple pleasures
If you're looking to change your life and improve your happiness, this book is for you. I'm so grateful for your work, Dr. Smith. You never let me down. I already feel like a new person with a new attitude. Thanks so much!!