About the book: You can be happy—solidly, genuinely happy—no matter what's going on around you, no matter what happens to you, no matter what storm comes along to batter and bruise you.
Keep reading, and I'll show you how ...
Face it: it's not always easy to feel happy. With all of the worries and trials of day-to-day life, the cares of the world can seem overwhelming. But as popular speaker and author Hank Smith demonstrates, no matter your circumstances, you can be happy—the kind of happy that illuminates you from the inside out, a joy that does not depend on what happens to you, but what you do with what happens. With his characteristic humor, Hank offers readers a fresh perspective on finding joy in the journey with a collection of tools and strategies designed to inspire genuine happiness, such as:
Learning to develop an optimistic outlook
Understanding how to deal with feelings of depression
Mastering ten simple tricks to jump-start your joy each day
Featuring an inspiring collection of real-life examples, enlightening doctrinal direction, and motivating goals, Be Happy is the guide you need to start living a happier life, today!
My review: I loved this book! And don't you just want to smile when you see the cover???
I love the way this author writes. He is easy to understand without seeming preachy. I love the way he uses scientific studies, scriptural accounts and the words of the living apostles and prophets to really give the reader the best possible picture of why we are happy when we are and what kinds of things we can do to become even more happy.
He also tackles tough topics like patience (or the lack thereof in my case) and depression. I love the way he talks about changing yourself so you have more patience (something I need to work on) and he recognizes that you can't just wish yourself out of depression. Sometimes you just need to get some help.
This is a great book for everyone to read! I for one, can't wait to try some of his ideas in our home so that we can all be happier!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase links: Amazon - Deseret Book - Seagull Book
About the author: Hank Smith teaching in the Religious Education Department at BYU and is a favorite speaker for Especially for Youth, Best of Especially for Youth, and BYU Education Week. Hank and his wife, Sara, were both born and raised in St. George, Utah. They are the parents of one daughter and two sons. Brother Smith enjoys running marathons and eating lots and lots of ice cream (which is why he runs marathons). More than anything else, he loves being at home spending all day with his wife and children.
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Labels: Covenant Communications, Hank Smith, LDS non-fiction