The Secret to Happiness
April 14th, 2010 by Regina Brett
I spent yesterday soaking up what it means to be a published author. I've been a journalist for 24 years, but I have to admit, it is pretty wild to see your name on a book. Plus the people at Grand Central Publishing sent me flowers, my stepson brought me a bouquet of daisies and my daughter and her husband bought me two book signing outfits. I didn't know you got gifts. How cool.
People are already calling and emailing to say the book is changing their lives. A lot of men have called in tears saying it's making them look at how they are living versus how they want to be living. My cousin's daughter works at a local library where there are 115 holds on one copy of God Never Blinks.
Last night I heard author Mitch Albom speak about his book, "Have a Little Faith." He spent 8 years talking to a rabbi who shared the secret to happiness: Be satisfied.
Right here, right now, be satisfied with the person you are, with the life you already have. I plan to practice that today.