Friday, March 1, 2013

Catching Happiness

     "The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself."                      --Benjamin Franklin

     Franklin was a wise man.  Catching happiness is up to each one of us.  It can be as simple as finding a seashell on the shore, a beautiful overlook at the end of a hiking trail, or a sharp-shinned hawk in flight.  I'm partial to playing games like Forbidden Island, Dominion, and The Haunting House with my nephews and niece.  (A library book sale is always good, too.)
     In The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin spent one year consciously seeking ways to incorporate more happiness in her life.  It's a great read!  Her second book, Happier At Home, is out now as well.
             So, go out there and catch some happiness for yourself this year!


  1. I agree with Benjamin. think it has to be a conscious choice. I am trying to choose happiness and live in the moment a little more these days. If I make life about the journey and not the destination, I am happier.

  2. I love the Benjamin Franklin quote. I also liked the Happiness Project. I like the idea that we can not only make a choice to be happy, but that we can take steps to increase our happiness. Noting the things that make me happy helps too, marshmallow milkshake anyone?