A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy by George Myerson

By George Myerson

From the bliss of lingering in a hot mattress on a wintry weather morning, to a bracing springtime stroll by way of the seashore, a personal heritage OF HAPPINESS deals the reader a wealth of delightfully clean perceptions of the place and the way happiness might be came upon.

These ninety nine moments of happiness are prepared by means of subject - Morning, Friendship, backyard, relatives, relaxation, Nature, foods and drinks, future health, Creativity, Love and night - and every is by means of a short description and observation that units the extract in context and encourages extra reflection.

Drawing on a large and overseas variety of literary resources - from Ptolemy to Tolstoy - George Myerson finds that small, unpretentious joys were shared by means of humans throughout cultures and over hundreds of thousands of years. He invitations us to find the happiness in our personal lives that may be came across right here and now.

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But a huge hurdle stood between me and my dreamlack of financial resources. At first, I was ready to give up. I mean, who was going to give me, the average high-school girl, that kind of money? I wasn't the smartest person in my class, not even close; but my heart was in the right place, and I was determined. I knew that scholarships were only given to the really smart kids, or so I thought. I applied for every scholarship I could get my hands on. What did I have to lose? And then my guidance counselor told me about the Page 7 financial aid system.

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But I want to be a medical missionary and help sick children in India. She was just about to say this as she and her dad entered their apartment building, but he was already going up the steps four at a time, telling her that he used to climb the steps to the trapeze the same way. She sighed. Maybe her parents were right. Maybe medical school was an impossible dream for her or anyone in her family. No, neither of Hannah's parents encouraged her to go to medical school. But someone did. Dr. Hannah Moore likes to tell the story about that person to her favorite patients, especially those who are just about to go off to college and those who ask her about becoming a doctor.

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