Be Happy by Hank Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from publisher to review.
Genre: Inspirational/ Self-Help / Religion
Book Description: 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 on 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 thoughts: You can't go wrong with anything by Hank Smith. This man uses humor and facts to teach. He is so positive and his approach is fantastic. Am I gushing a bit? Yes, I would say that I am. (He was my son's seminary teacher in high school. I have nothing that isn't positive to say about him.)
How can you be happy? This world is full of turmoil and strife. Hank Smith gives solid, practical advice on how one can truly be happy. He uses scientific data to teach. Guess what? Things do not make you happy. Happiness comes from within. Money doesn't make you happy either. All of the things that we think will bring happiness is just "stuff".
I really cannot give this book a higher recommendation. Once again, I will be trying to share this one with my family. (Wish me luck.) This book does contain religious references.
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About the Author: (Taken from Deseret Book) 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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