Welcome to our first book club discussion! First of all, what did you think? Did you like the book?
February 19, 2013
Picture courtsey of (maysquared.com)
A few posts ago, Lindsay announced our new GSOH virtual book club. Our first book, Stargirl, is a favorite of mine. In her post, Lindsay challenged us to do an activity from the Science of Happiness badge. Here’s the challenge:
Stop and smell the roses! Pay attention to the little things that make you happy. Try taking mental photographs of the things you love throughout your day – it might be a pretty sunset, a fuzzy dog, or a food that tastes really good. Record three to five things every day.
I decided to take the challenge and here are my five things from yesterday:
1. A great conversation with new friends
2. Starting a new, and interesting, book
3. Planning a vacation day to see my friend and her new baby!
4. A delicious cookie (iced pumpkin, in case you were wondering)
5. Laughing out loud during a TV show
February 11, 2013
Some people are born to travel. I, on the other hand, have yet to catch a major world travel bug. In fact, I’ve only just barely traveled outside of the U.S. (Tijuana, Mexico, during a trip to San Diego, CA and Stratford, Canada for a high school trip). I just don’t quite have the patience to plan and the yearning to travel to far away places (not to mention, the $$ to spend!). Mostly, I prefer to stay close to home.
Now that I think about it, I realize that I have done quite a bit of traveling in my lifetime.
Here I am during a hiking trip in Daniel Boone National Forest, KY, 2012
February 7, 2013
Quite a few of us on the program team here at GSOH love to read, so let’s start our own book club! At the beginning of the month, we’ll announce our selection, along with a challenge or fun activity. Toward the end of the month, we’ll post a few questions and fun discussion topics that you can debate in the comments section. We’ll even take suggestions for the next month’s book selection!