About this blog…

As you could probably tell from the name of my blog, it’s about a year of happiness, that year starts, basically now.

A little background: I have been bogged down, stressed out and overwhelmingly anxious and unhappy in 2011. That is going to stop the minute 2012 rings in. After reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, I’m convinced that I have to complete a happiness project of my own.

The basics: Each month you set goals for yourself and keep them to promote not only your happiness, but harmony with those around you. I find this a fascinating Buddhist-like project and since I’m a practicing Jodo Shinshu Buddhist, I’m going to tailor MY project into a Buddhist themed happiness project.

The point: By tailoring the push toward happiness, since it’s not always easy to be happy and even more to the point, it’s downright hard to be happy sometimes in the modern world. People claim to be generally happy in their day-to-day lives, but I just can’t accept that this is all their is to my, or anyone else’s happiness. I’m generally ho-hum and scratching and clawing to make it through most days. But that is all going to change.

It’s not going to be an overnight thing, it isn’t meant to be. It’s meant to be tasks to achieve happiness over time.

So here’s my start. I’ve got a rough outline that I’m hammering out the details to TODAY so that I can finalize my plan and this blog is not only to document my journey to lasting happiness, but also to keep me focused and to keep me on track.

So sit back and relax, we’re officially flying by the seat of our pants!

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~ by wendemachete on December 31, 2011.

2 Responses to “About this blog…”

  1. Looks like you have a good plan. Remember…when you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Much love to you my friend. Buddhism is lame…Do the Tao now! 😛 j/k lol

    • That’s a good piece of advice. Tie a knot and hold on. 🙂

      And you’re lame. That is all. (j/k)
      Thanks for the positivity and much love back to you amigo. HUGS!

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