This wonderful little book is indeed a "practical guide to a happier life" written by a wise man who communicates clearly and compellingly. It is appropriate for those who enjoy the holiday season and for those who struggle during it.
After listing the top 7 reasons why people are not happy, Hoover suggests ways to overcome these concerns and then directs us toward a more practical goal: happier, not happy, as the latter is harder to define.
Key to improving our attitude is gratitude. Count your blessings, not your problems.
Take some practical steps: get enough sleep, eat wisely and often, exercise regularly.
Make some more profound changes: be grateful, be mindful, be a friend.
Most importantly, figure out your Why, your Purpose, and pursue it with commitment.
This book would make a fine gift at this holiday season!
I'm so glad that I downloaded Harry Hoover's 'Get Glad'. A truly inspirational and practical guide to help you live a happier life. I am a strong believer in a gratitude practice, so seeing Harry's suggestions really made me happy. The book is full of examples and helps you incorporate everything suggested into your daily life. The information is expertly presented and it's a book I will definitely look into over and over again to get inspired to keep working on my happiness. Thank you!
I recently finished reading "Get Glad - Your Practical Guide To A Happier Life." This book stresses how imperative it is to recognize things for which one is grateful on a daily basis. Now that I becoming more self-aware, I am finding that I can't even transfer my gratitude to paper fast enough for it is alive and all around me.... A few weeks ago, my husband and son witnessed a horrific car accident at their intersection while on a bike ride- gratitude: only a few feet and several seconds separated them from a car that ran a red light. All of the things that I often fret over seemed to wash away. And at church last Sunday we had a guest pastor from Kenya and learned about one of their missions to feed the hungry and how it is common for young children in some areas to CARRY GLUE IN THEIR SHIRT SLEEVES TO SNIFF IN ORDER TO MASK HUNGER PAINS! It took everything I had in me not to break down in tears. That, and the fact that members of their congregation walk MILES on Sunday morning to attend service - gratitude: this has encouraged me to work with my family on practicing gratitude how we must never again think twice about doing something else with our time on a Sunday because if we are not there and our offering is not received, we could be letting someone down in our local community or even across the globe (and to be perfectly honest, I had never really thought about it in that context before). And later that same day, I took a Strength Training class and the instructor was a woman my age, who had a prosthetic leg and two robotic arms. She was in much better shape than myself and within the first three minutes of class it was clear that she was going to be tough. I knew I had to bring it... there were times I wanted to modify, to go easy, but I couldn't - it was not a choice for me. How could I? How dare I? - gratitude: I was sore for a week but here is what my attention to gratitude has delivered me: 1. Divine intervention is always at work 2. My absence is impressed upon those I never even knew were counting on me and 3. Strength is only limited by my mind. I just needed to open my eyes a little wider...
I've never met the author, but his writing style had me feeling like we were sitting together in the living room having a comfortable, yet stimulating, conversation between friends. Packed with warm, down to earth, practical information, this book can provide encouragement and steps toward happier days straight away. I hope many other readers enjoy the same happy experience that I did with 'Get Glad' - thanks Harry!
In the chaos filled world we all call home today, we all stumble below the happiness bar and have a hard time getting our smiles back. Harry Hoover's Get Glad is an insanely practical and nuances look at how to lift your spirits. Whether you want a step-by-step recipe for what to do to get out of the doldrums or you want to read about the general principles of happiness that you are definitely ignoring, Harry has the one resource for you.
Harry Hoover’s Get Glad - Your Practical Guide to a Happier Life, is a stimulating personal growth book that begins with Hoover’s own story of overcoming early obstacles in life. His central theme is gratitude, and rightly so. His ideas are recounted in an authentic way that will keep you turning the pages. I was hooked from the first paragraph.
I have read many self-help books with impractical, difficult to implement programs. This is not a weighty book of theories, but rather one that can be read, and then re-read, and then recommended to others who intentionally want to live with more glad thoughts and feelings. Hoover’s book is organized for a quick read with pithy principles and lists that will inspire.
In one of my favorite sections, Hoover creatively compares the seven steps of wine-tasting to seven steps for getting glad. He has many sensible suggestions for clearing obstacles that keep glad feelings from flourishing, which I practiced today.
I recommend Get Glad for anyone who - simply put - wants to Get Glad. I received an advanced copy of the book, and I am certainly glad I did.
This powerful and empowering book made me glad. It is the kind of book I keep on my nightstand and return to it often, a life-changer. Harry Hoover speaks from his experience of mastering the art of happiness and understanding that looking for happiness in a different place than within ourselves is a dead-end zone. By the time I finished reading the book, not only did I realize that happiness is an achievable goal but also had the necessary tools for going after it. Gratitude, mindfulness, committing to happiness are just three of them. I'll let you find out about the rest. Although this book is an easy read, thanks to Harry's writing talent, don't treat it superficially. You will get the most out of it by putting it into practice.
Great book. It really gives you guidance on how to be happy. They main keys are gratitude and taking responsibility for your actions. I think myself a reasonably happy person but Harry Hoover shows me why and how to get happier - if that is possible. This is a must read for those who feel they are victims and that their unhappiness is the fault of others! I quote Harry's reason #3 for one's unhappiness: "Inability to accept responsibility for your life. Unhappy people tend to view themselves as victims, that life is hard and out of their control. Instead of figuring a way out of a problem, the unhappy person wallows in the unfairness of lift. Once you accept that you bear responsibility for your life, you are on the road to happiness." There are many good pointers on how to be happy - don't covet what others have, appreciate what you have. My concern is that those who need this advice most, are so unhappy that they will not read it!
Harry Hoover hits the nail on the head with this straightforward guide to improving your outlook on daily life. I received an advanced copy of the book, and I am certainly glad I did. It came at an opportune time, when I really needed a plan for pulling myself out of a series of events that had me down. Harry's book helps you set attainable goals with simple, trackable steps that keep you accountable. This isn't a read that will mire you down in a never-ending onslaught of psycho-babble. This is a down-to-earth, real world way to improve your outlook.