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The Art of Living Joyfully: How to be Happier Every Day of the Year Paperback – October 16, 2012
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"I am always looking for ideas that help people enrich their life. This book does just that. I highly recommend you read it and embrace its wise, and sometimes witty, words. They will feed your soul, lift your spirits, and help you live a fuller, richer, and more joy-filled life."
SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) Founder and CEO of PlanetSARK
"Allen Klein has a way of authentically bringing the gift of humor to every aspect of life. Yes, let laughter and a sense of humor bloom where you are planted and watch the joy you bring to yourself and others. The Art of Living Joyfully reminds you to choose laughter as your companion every day. Don't just buy this book--live it!"
Terry Paulson, Ph.D., author of The Optimism Advantage and Making Humor Work
"Allen Klein has done it again, in The Art of Living Joyfully he gives us the common sense advice that nourishes joy in all areas of our life. If you are hungry for more joy in you life, then this is a must have book. Open it to any page and all good cheer to embrace you from the inside out."
Susyn Reeve, author of The Inspired Life
"The beauty in Allen Klein's work is clear. Be it tragic or triumphant; celebratory or challenging, regardless of the situations that life throws at us, Allen teaches and gently reminds us to indeed laugh loudly, love passionately and live our lives joyfully. Let Allen inspire you and help you embrace and celebrate the joy in your life and in the life that surrounds you"
Carole Brody Fleet, author of Happily Even After and WIdow's Wear Stilettos
"Words to live by are just words, unless you actually live by them. Take these words and love themtake these words and LIVE them!"
BJ Gallagher, It's Never Too Late to be What You Might Have Been
"The world's only Jollytologist is the one I turn to when I need jollying. I love that Allen Klein got into the business of joy when he learned the healing power of humor and has been on the case even since. The Art of Living Joyfully will take up permanent residence on my desk and within easy reach so I can get morning reminders of how to be happy EVERY DAY!"
Nina Lesowitz, author of Living Life as a Thank You
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"The Art of Living Joyfully: How to Be Happier Every Day of the Year" is written by Allen Klein. Klein is the author of "The Healing Power of Humor", which is in its fortieth printing, and he's a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. If there is a man who can tell you how to be joyfully, Klein seems like the guy.
So what is "The Art of Living Joyfully"? It's 179 pages of amusing and inspiring quotes, organized by subject matter, from the likes of Mark Twain, Plato, and George Washington Carver. Klein suggests you pick a single quote and post it in a few places where you'll see it throughout the day. Personally I'd try carrying the quote on me in my pocket to pull out and read on and off during the day. Klein states that it almost doesn't matter how you use the quotes, as long as you use them regularly.
It seems like a good plan. Who couldn't use a little bit more joy in their life?
"Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish." - Jean de la Fontaine
So does this book make my life more joyful? I believe for one to lead a joyful life one must work at it. Just like one must work on friendship, love and relationships. For this to happen one has to have the right tools to teach us and help us daily into implementing positives into our lives, and this book is a good start. I recommend this book to anyone looking for inspirational and motivational quotes and advice. It also makes a great gift for that special someone.
There are 10 chapters filled with many inspiring, some amusing quotations that you can chose from to inspire you each day. As the author writes, "try posting a few where you will see them regularly." Or you could just open the book and select a new one to post every day, on you computer, to sign your e-mails, on your bathroom mirror, where ever you want to remember to find the joy.
Here are some samples I opened to today: Samuel Goldwyn, "When someone does something well, applaud! You will make two people happy." Jean Kerr wrote, "I'm tired of all that nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. What do you want--an adorable pancreas?" Norman Vincent Peele wrote, "People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." And finally, Frank Bianco wrote, "If you begin to live life looking for the God that is all around you, every moment becomes a prayer."
There are plenty more quotations to inspire and remind us to live more joyfully. And this attractive book is great for a gift, for yourself and others.
Allen Klein truly has the gift of writing and I am so happy he has chosen to share it! Can't wait for his next book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great quotes. You read and it gives you major introspection. Allows you to ground to what is important. Makes you aware of yourself.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a collection of quotes. Good if you need just a simple uplifting sentence or so to perk up your day.Published 4 months ago by Tomi Lessaris
Not what I was expecting. More of a reference book for whatever issue may be on your mind as a food for thought to alter your perspective and brighten your attitudePublished 9 months ago by Sam Mills
Happiness is a craving we all have. But we can't sit and wait for it to come our way, just as the ingredients for a recipe won't magically appear. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by MaryAnn