By George Myerson
From the bliss of lingering in a hot mattress on a wintry weather morning, to a bracing springtime stroll via the seashore, a personal historical past OF HAPPINESS deals the reader a wealth of delightfully clean perceptions of the place and the way happiness might be came across.
These ninety nine moments of happiness are prepared by way of topic - Morning, Friendship, backyard, relatives, relaxation, Nature, food and drinks, wellbeing and fitness, Creativity, Love and night - and every is via a quick description and remark that units the extract in context and encourages extra reflection.
Drawing on a large and overseas variety of literary assets - from Ptolemy to Tolstoy - George Myerson finds that small, unpretentious joys were shared through humans throughout cultures and over hundreds of thousands of years. He invitations us to find the happiness in our personal lives that may be discovered right here and now.
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