We have shared videos that increase our happiness education, but reading about happiness can be your way of learning more. Books transport us to another world, they draw us into our imagination and they encourage us to try something new. Reading a new perspective, a new idea, a new opinion can be inspiring. There are numerous books on happiness, giving and joy and each one has a slightly different angle and will have different effects on each reader. But sharing our stories, and the stories of others, is a great way to share inspiration and spread joy.
Finding joy and happiness within ourselves is often the beginning to sharing joy and happiness with others. Many of these books offer guidance to finding inner peace and tranquility in order to then look outwards and how we can spread that message to others. Often our actions are all that we need to share giving and joy with others.
Here are a few great books that share ideas about giving, kindness and ultimately happiness.
This book describes one woman’s journey to take happiness into her own hands. She dedicates 12 months to systematically pursue happiness within her current life and shares her journey in this inspiring, and sometimes humorous, tale.
Chade-Meng Tan shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena. A guide on how to access joy from within through mediation and compassion.
This beautiful book reminds us that life is a shared journey and that our hearts truly want to console and love others and that living happily is indeed the best way to live.
Iacovelli shows us how easy it is to integrate giving into our daily lives and make it part of our daily routine. Much like the 365give mission, Simple Giving, reminds us to be more mindful of how our actions impact others and provides examples and ideas of how to integrate giving to live happier, more fulfilled lives.
Carnie has written a simple and powerful guide to learning how to live fully in the moment and be more kind to themselves and others. He lays out a simple process based on Buddhist teachings and provides a path to creating a mindfully kind life.
When you find a good book that inspires you, please share it on our Instagram or Facebook pages #365give #happinesseducation. Enjoy what you’ve read and pay it forward, share it with others and spread the kindness. Together we can make small ripples that will be felt around the world.