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


  1. Anonymous6:12 AM

    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!

  2. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Happy Birthday Britt!

    I echo Corey.

    - Wendy Harman

  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.

  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!

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


  6. Anonymous2:18 AM

    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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