Book Review: The Happiest Life by Hugh HewittFebruary 24, 2014
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
It is no wonder that the most happiest people I have met along my way are also the most generous people, whether willing to offer a smile, a hand, or a positive word or two, generosity is not always of monetary value. What I love about this book: The Happiest Life is that all the gifts mentioned by the author to bring happiness does not cost a thing. Things like encouragement, empathy and good humor, all choices we make and all easy to share with one another, even in passing.
The Happiest Life is about seven gifts, seven givers & the secret to genuine success - It describes easy ways to share our joy with one another and how doing so can make the giver happy and the receiver happy too. I sure notice a difference when I am greeted with a nice, polite and happy person - Don't you? In addition to the seven gifts, Hewitt believes forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give your extended family "If you hope to receive it, be sure to give it, often".
MEET THE AUTHOR:
Hugh Hewitt, the host of the nationally syndicated Hugh Hewitt Show, is a professor of law, lawyer and best selling author. He has 15 books to choose from and an easy going way of writing that makes it enjoyable to read along. Some parts of this book were a little autobiographical, but better to hear it from the man himself, right? I appreciated his part in a few of the seven gifts he speaks of by thanking some of the people who made a difference in his life. He did so in a way that “make skipping over it easy” His gratitude, did not interrupt his flow of writing at all. This is my first book by Hewitt, I would easily pick up another!
This book is a great reminder to focus on positive, upbeat and uplifting ways, in our thoughts, our words, and our actions. A reminder to greet each person you see with a smile "Good cheer is in fact exactly like charitable giving" he says. I agree and think it is a great way to start the day! Give back, share what you already have and remember, gratitude is a habit, and according to Wikipedia: "A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously", so practice, practice, practice!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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