Friday, November 23, 2012

Recommended Book

I'm currently reading a book entitled "Bonjour, Happiness!" The book is not only pretty on the outside but inside it has many beautiful stories too! I just love how Jamie Cat Callan does her story-telling. This book tells us how so many times we overlook little things around us that can actually bring happiness into our lives (exactly same with my thought!) Here is one of my favorite paragraphs in this book:
Joie de vivre (joy of living) is about loving life, loving people, loving to be alive, feeling alive. It is about smiling, being in your heart, and being grateful for all the beautiful things in your life; being in good health, being able to hear, to see, to walk, being grateful for all the lovely and loving people (people we know or strangers we meet), being grateful for the nature surrounding us and all that it gives to us. Joie de vivre is about sharing with others, smiling, laughing, making people a little less down, feeling useful to one another, making them believe in the future. Joie de vivre is about trusting that nothing happens without a reason, and everything can turn out positive in the future. It is about accepting what's in your life in the moment and feeling contented inside. (I actually combined two paragraphs! haha)

I know that this world is our temporary place, but why not live a life full of joy while we are here on this earth?