my 2010 resolution: The Happiness Project

Here’s how I’m going to create a happier mother/wife/self in 2010:

I’m going to start a Happiness Project.

My friend Gretchen Rubin’s new book “The Happiness Project” just hit shelves this week, and while I admittedly have not read it yet, I have my pre-ordered copy waiting for me when I get home on Sunday because, knowing Gretchen and her energy, I know it’s going to be awesome.

Gretchen spent a year test-driving all the happiness advice out there, from the ancient sages to the Oprah guests of today. This book shares the wisdom she learned along the way, and on her excellent blog, she lays out her 2010 “Happiness Challenge,” her toolbox of approaches, and what she is continuing to learn on her own happiness journey.

I have officially signed up for the Happiness Challenge. I resolve to be a happier person in 2010, and this thunderstormy New Year’s afternoon, with three cabin-feverish children, is not giving me an easy start, but I am going to DO IT. By signing off now and giving them my undivided, loving attention. Buy Gretchen’s book and let’s all get happy!