Hi guys! Today I’ll talk a little about a book that’s very different from what I’m used to posting, and that’s alright! Life (and reading) is all about discovering new things.
I do not read much Non-Fiction, but when I do, I like to read books that will help me grow. This is one of those books.
Suitcase of Happyness
(A Roadmap to Enjoy and Achieve your Happiest Life)
by Mark Jaffe
Published: May 26, 2016.
Goodreads Rating: 4.5 Stars (12 Ratings)
My Rating: 4 stars (⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ )
“Can you honestly say “I’m a happy person?” Think about it – you’ve worked hard, you’ve had great results, you have people that love you, you’re a good person. Why does it still feel like something is missing? What would it be like to just be happy and feel good every day? “Happyness” is a new way to feel, a new way to live. A state of being that lasts and endures.
In Suitcase of Happyness: A Roadmap to Achieve and Enjoy Your Happiest Life, Mark Jaffe will show you how to achieve contentment and satisfaction and peace, with an everyday state of being that includes pleasure, fulfillment, and meaning. You will learn how to move from the disappointment of life not showering you with the happiness you always wanted, to the gratitude and appreciation for the happyness you can now experience, and that is yours to keep. You will be able to take yourself from the feeling of lacking something, to a new place that feels complete and whole and rich. A new place that offers joy and elation and bliss and delight … along with calmness, serenity, congruence, and harmony.
In other words, a place that just simply feels good! It doesn’t matter how old you are or how much money you have. It can be yours even if your obstacles are in your head. Or you feel them in your body. There are real and practical ways to be happier. They are easy to do. They work. Mark will take you down the ten pathways you can follow as you pack your suitcase of happyness and take it with you on the road of life. Your happiest life is waiting for you”
Before we begin my mini review… yes, the title of the book has the word “happyness” instead of happiness, and you have to read the book to find out why. (Trust me, it’s worth it.)
Mark Jaffe is a former senior executive at The Walt Disney Company; I must admit that I was skeptical at first about having someone that worked for “the happiest place/company on earth” talk to me about how to achieve happines, but I am 100% glad that I gave this book a try! (This is to show that we really shouldn’t judge books before reading them.)
While other books I’ve read – that talk about the topic of happiness – have a scientific approach, Mark Jaffe focuses on a more human perspective. Many of the things in this book are actually common sense, but we – as humans – let our emotions blind us and forget them.
I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for an “easy” guide on how to improve your life and most importantly your perspective on what having a happy life means. – Perspective plays a key role when it comes to leading a happy lifestyle! – This book will help you open yourself to saying “YES” to life’s opportunities, it will help you see the small moments that build up to an enormous happiness.
This was an easy and quick read, and the little dynamics it has in certain chapters certainly helped with the reading experience. I laughed, I smiled, and I felt connected to the author through the whole book.
Thank you Mark Jaffe for sharing your life experiences and helping me find some much needed wisdom on how to lead a happier lifestyle.
You can find Suitcase of Happyness on Amazon!