My dear friend Meg (pictured left) and her friend Rachel (pictured right) have a new book called The Happy Book that just came out yesterday. Hooray! I haven’t actually received my copy yet, so I’ll have to rely on Amazon’s description to tell you more about it:

The Happy Book shows how to practice and celebrate happiness so you can find it when you really need it. Packed with creative prompts, wacky ideas, and hip activities, this is the ultimate pick-me-up. Packaged to encourage doodling and drawing, The Happy Book has space to scribble thoughts, make lists, fill in the blanks, and paste pictures. This book is about creating a record of what makes you glad, whether that means ’80s hair bands or hot chocolate with churros.

I asked Meg if she could share with our readers some kids’ and parents’/grandparents’ answers to the question, “What makes you happy?”:

Singing in the shower. –Donovan, age 9

Purple popsicles. –Clara, age 5

Princesses. –Delaney, age 5

Lying on the ground, and staring at the moon and stars. –Kerry, age 11

When my 1 1/2 yr. old grandson says “Papa Papa” and hugs me like a long lost buddy. –Jim

Holding my baby when she sleeps. –Sara

Playing with my children. –Donovan

A baby belly-giggling. –Judy


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