Blogging to distract myself. I'm happily anticipating the appearance by Gretchen Rubin at my local bookstore on Jan. 19th, after following her blog for such a long time.
The holidaze are a perfect time to reflect on happiness. For some of us, happiness is with us every day, and for others, it just makes a fleeting appearance now and then. Yet, the ability to find happiness is always there. It's the commitment to being aware and accepting that is too fluid.
I'm currently reading an advance copy of "An Education in Happiness: The Lessons of Hesse and Tagore" by Flavia Arzeni. The author winds the subject of happiness through the works of these two writers: Tagore, a Nobel Prize winner in 1913 for literature, and well known Hermann Hesse, recipient of both the Nobel and the Goethe Prize in 1946. Both agreed that happiness is found in small things, in our tie with nature, our love for others, and is behind every door - waiting to be discovered.
I'm happy just imagining the parallels in two prize-winning authors writing on the same topic we blog about as 2010 welcomes us, inviting us to find and to create happiness.