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Happier at Home
This book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.
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Being older

Created: 01/18/14

Replies: 8

Posted Jan. 18, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
annar

Join Date: 06/13/11

Posts: 31

Being older

I finished the book today. I must say that I had a hard time relating to some of what the author was trying to do. There were some parts that rang true, i.e. enjoy what is going on now. Since I am in my 70's, that is very important. I love where I live, the house I live in and my friends, family and of course those grandchildren.

I don't give much thought to "am I happy" because I know that I am.


Posted Jan. 18, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
kimk

Join Date: 10/16/10

Posts: 138

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RE: Being older

Funny that you posted a "Being older" topic. I was about to start a thread about that myself. I don't think Gretchen addresses how age plays into happiness, but perhaps I just don't remember. But I think we tend to be happier as we get older, too. I find myself more content than I was when I was younger, less uptight and more accepting, which I think has led to greater happiness.


Posted Jan. 18, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
annar

Join Date: 06/13/11

Posts: 31

RE: Being older

Kimk,

I agree with you. Being older does make me realize what I have is very good. I too find myself more content than I was when I was younger.


Posted Jan. 19, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
joanr

Join Date: 04/25/12

Posts: 13

RE: Being older

The Tolstoy quote says it perfectly: "Each time of life has its own kind of love" and, as Gretchen notes, each time of life has its own kind of happiness.


Posted Jan. 22, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
annar

Join Date: 06/13/11

Posts: 31

RE: Being older

I am going to give this book to my daughter. It will be interesting to see what a busy Mother who works full time and has three teenage boys thinks of the book. (If she has time to read it. Ha.)


Posted Jan. 23, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
johnp

Join Date: 07/02/12

Posts: 7

RE: Being older

A great reminder that the days are longer but the years are shorter. I'm 75 and the years are getting very short.


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Posted Jan. 24, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
annar

Join Date: 06/13/11

Posts: 31

RE: Being older

I agree. The years are getting very short. Time seems to be speeding by.


Posted Feb. 04, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
ssh

Join Date: 02/04/14

Posts: 6

RE: Being older

I felt age makes a difference also, as I read - being older I am not looking for such manipulated ways to make my life "happy". I treasure relationships. My favorite part was when she said she asked her husband if he - or she - should talk to his parents about the difficult things and he unequivocally said "no".


Posted Feb. 13, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
carmen s

Join Date: 04/27/11

Posts: 33

RE: Being older

When you get older, its the small things that count. Smelling a babys head, wildflowers, starry nights, a hug when you need it.


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