Sunday, January 23, 2011

Filofax Sighting #2

I’m currently Reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project (review to come). In it, she talks about her year of finding happiness through various tasks for herself. One of these tasks is to remember birthdays. Here is what she has to say:

“Many of my friends were on Facebook, which tracks birthdays, but many weren’t, so I had to send out a bunch of emails to ask for birthdays. While I was at it, I decided to update my entire address book and copy the information onto my computer. For years, I’d been adding and crossing out entries in the pages of my Filofax, which were now practically illegible and dangerously irreplaceable.”

I am enjoying this book so much. It’s full of tidbits and information that I can use towards my own happiness project (a post regarding this will be forthcoming). But of course, reading this passage is enough to make me happy for an entire week. I’d love to hear more about she uses it.

4 comments:

  1. I have read about the Happiness Project from mentions in other blogs. I shall wait for your review before I consider buying it though. And as I am very observant I like your new valentine's day hearts blog template! :-)

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  2. Thanks, CP. I figured it was time to move away from the snow and onto something a little more cheery.

    I didn't buy the Happiness Project, but rather borrowed it from the library. With all the Post-it flags I have in it at the moment though, I really should buy it. Considering all the ideas I have for my own happiness project, and all the books I want to read on various topics, I should start my own happiness library!

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  3. What timing! Just recently, I've been visiting her blog every so often ...

    http://www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/ ...

    I'm looking forward to your review of her book!

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  4. I haven't looked at her blog thoroughly yet, though I do subscribe to the blog. When I finish reading the book, I want to take a good look at it to see what else I can pull from it for my own happiness project.

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