Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Happy Book

So I tweeted about a week ago that I was going to make a book devoted entirely to things that: make me happy/I like/are way out of my price range at the given moment/you get the idea. So basically I created my "Happy Book." Here is just a little peek:






Before you roll your eyes and accuse me of being a material girl, living in a material world, I have to say that the book is not entirely "things." (Don't get me wrong; there's enough Pottery Barn in here to supply its own warehouse, but there is some substance as well, I swear). Any news articles, interesting editorials, etc. have also made their way in here. I would put pictures of family and friends in here, but c'mon...we all know where all of THOSE go! (But in case you didn't know, in one of my 9,387 frames.) But anywho, there's an amazing article that was in this month's GQ:

 Yes, GQ. They have interesting articles, and 9 times out of 10 there's a hunk on the cover. I suggest you invest.

This issue featured a man in China who actually stands on the bridge over the Yangtze River and pulls those who are trying to fling themselves off of it back from the brink of death. I am probably the only jackass who has cried whilst reading GQ, but it was such a moving story that if you get the chance to read it, do it. I tried to find a copy online to put on the blog, but unfortunately, it was not available. sad.

Usually with magazines like Glamour or Cosmo, I just kind of glaze over most of the articles, but every once and awhile, they'll have a little blurb on some random page that will catch my eye, I'll read it, and little lightbulb will go off in my head.

That's not me, but it looks like she just had an "aha" moment too.

Hiding on the side of one of these magazines was a little blurb simply titled "Missing You."  I could describe it, but I'll just let you read it for yourself:


Sorry it's a little ghetto, but I had to scan it.

Kind of makes you think, doesn't it? Hopefully I can find some more little nuggets like this. I know this little trick to improve my mood really worked...hence why it was placed in my Happy Book. On days if/when I'm feeling down, I'm hoping I'll be able to just peruse this book and it will help lift my spirits, and I'll feel a little more like this, sans Prozac:

                     

1 comment:

FitHealthyHappy said...

I love the happy book - that's a great idea:) oh and totally just read that issue of Self where some of those pages came from... :)