The Year of Living Happily

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The Year of Living Happily Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World by Alli Worthington is a wonderful guide to help find your way to happiness.

*Disclosure: I received this book for free as part of The Book Look Bloggers book review program. I am not required to write a positive review, all opinions are my own.


KaTwo is my book model.

I had never heard of Alli Worthington. Apparently I have been hiding my head in the litter box once again. She has written two other successful books prior to this one. She also hosts a weekly podcast. On top of all that, she is a very involved mom to 5 boys.

The Year of Living Happy is an easy read. There are 100 “lessons” in it. Each is a page and a half long and includes a quote from The Bible. At the end of the page is a question to get you thinking of how this lesson applies to your life. There is space to record your answer and use it as a journal too.

For example, she quotes scripture, “By their fruit you will recognize them.” She then tells us to write down the fruit we want to see in our heart and life. On another page, she wants us to think of something perfectly imperfect in our life right now.

Most of these are simple lessons we have all heard before, but tend to forget. There are several lessons reminding us to be thankful and forgiving. She also suggests relaxing, recharging our batteries, breathing deeply and simple ideas we are often to busy to think about.

I think this would be a great gift for any woman ( sorry guys, this one is geared for women) in your life that needs to slow down. It is a beautiful book/journal with a pretty ribbon book mark built-in. There is also a spot in the front of the book with a presented to -from-date which would really personalize your gift.

My only complaint was a typo I found. The word quiet was spelled quit. I know that is not a big deal, but I expect more of a larger publisher.

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  1. Ellen,

    Thanks for sharing. This sounds like something my mother would enjoy. I will check into this one for sure. Thank you for stopping by yesterday. Don’t worry about not having mewsic to share today. There’s only so much we can do. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving and I’m so thankful to call you my friend. Have a good week!

    1. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too. And I am thankful for your friendship too. XO

  2. I have never heard of Alli Worthington, but I’m thinking I should familiarize myself with her works. It sounds like she has a lot of profound and useful tips on living a happy life, and that’s wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  3. KaTwo is a purrfect book model.

    The book sounds like a good read for those women you never do for themselves. We tend to do that when we’re raising a family.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday and week. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  4. Ka Two is doing a good job of modelling the book. I agree with you about the typo and it really annoys me. Newspapers seem to get far too many lately too. Yes, I still prefer a proper newspaper to reading online.

  5. Sounds like a lovely book! We like books like that. Angel received presents from the tooth fairy today and she’s very happy and grateful! Thank you so much! She’s even sharing with Isabella too!

  6. Sounds like a really nice book and one that would make a great gift. I agree with you on the typo. It isn’t a big deal, really, but I do expect better from a large publisher.

  7. I have never read any book that doesn’t have at least one typo. They always seem to jump right off the page. (Unfortunately, you had a little typo as well: “often to busy to think.” I’m sure you see it now…the first to should have two o’s.) Anyhoo, I can think of a couple of friends who would like that book. I know I would. I am going to look into for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the review. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  8. Always thankful for great gift ideas this time of year… thank you! KaTwo did a very good job helping you present the review ♥

  9. We hate typos in published books too. We feel like somepawdy should’a caught it ifin you’re x’pectin’ peeps to pay money fur it. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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