Sunday, August 19, 2007

Birthday Blog: Two for the Blog and 38 for Me

Today is Have Fun * Do Good's two year anniversary and my 38th b-day.

My husband gave me the book, Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar which I'd asked for after seeing Ben-Shahar speak on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It's based on a positive psychology class that Ben-Shahar teaches at Harvard. It's the most popular class at the university.

I just started it this morning, but am enjoying it so far. The point that has stood out the most is this:

"Attaining lasting happiness requires that we enjoy the journey on our way toward a destination we deem valuable. Happiness is not about making it to the peak of the mountain nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain; happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak."
Posting on Have Fun * Do Good has definitely brought me a lot of happiness. A big thanks to all of you for reading.



Photo Credit: Red Velvet Cupcakes Baked by Me

6 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Britt!!

    Keep up the great work with the blog, I always enjoy reading it and watching it continue to develop. And thanks for sharing the cupcakes!

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  2. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Happy Birthday Britt!

    I echo Corey.

    - Wendy Harman

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  3. Happiest of Birthdays to you. That was a beautiful quote to remember to live by. Must remember that one.

    The journey. The journey. The journey is important.

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  4. Happpy Belated birthday, and happy Birthday to Have fun do good!

    I always enjoy reading your blog and find it very informative and inspiring.

    Keep up the great work!

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  5. Thanks Corey, Wendy, Mocha and Matt for all the kind wishes!

    Britt

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  6. It's weird. Since I've been blogging on Fake Plastic Fish, I've been having a lot of fun and really not worrying so much about the outcome. I had a phone conversation with my dad tonight in which he bemoaned the hopelessness of the world situation and how pointless our small attempts at change are in the bigger picture. Wow. I just don't see it that way at all. Because honestly, I look at the bigger picture just to get my bearings and figure out which direction to head. After that, it's small, incremental steps that bring me a lot of joy and are mostly fun as well. Why should we get depressed about things we can't change? Focus on those we can and let the rest go.

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