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If you’re in the mood to read accounts of happiness projects…

If you’re in the mood to read accounts of happiness projects…

On the last day of each month, I include a happiness suggested-reading list (yesterday was Tip Day, so the list is appearing today).

Many people have undertaken their own versions of happiness projects. Reading about the changes they made in their lives, and why, is fascinating. Here are some accounts that I found fascinating:

Walden – Henry David Thoreau (solitude)
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (moving to Italy, India, and Bali)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – Benjamin Franklin (self-discipline)
Zen in the Art of Archery -- Eugen Herrigel (Zen archery)
Not Buying It -- Judith Levine (not purchasing non-essentials)
Operating Instructions -- Anne Lamott (having a baby)
Drinking the Rain -- Alix Kates Shulman (solitude)
Julie & Julia -- Julie Powell (cooking every recipe in The Art of French Cooking)

And, of course, I can’t pass by an opportunity to include St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul (becoming a nun).

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