By George Myerson
From the bliss of lingering in a hot mattress on a iciness morning, to a bracing springtime stroll by way of the seashore, a personal historical past OF HAPPINESS deals the reader a wealth of delightfully clean perceptions of the place and the way happiness will be chanced on.
These ninety nine moments of happiness are prepared via subject - Morning, Friendship, backyard, relatives, rest, Nature, foods and drinks, future health, Creativity, Love and night - and every is via a short description and statement that units the extract in context and encourages additional reflection.
Drawing on a large and foreign variety of literary assets - from Ptolemy to Tolstoy - George Myerson finds that small, unpretentious joys were shared by means of humans throughout cultures and over millions of years. He invitations us to find the happiness in our personal lives that may be chanced on the following and now.
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A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy from Around the World by George Myerson