"Her unflappable hope and sense of enchantment radiate through every page."--BOZE HERRINGTON, novelist
"Lyrical prose and delightful storytelling."--THE REV. DR. GLENN PACKIAM
Discover the Way Toward a Lighter, Braver, and Wiser Life
This old world can be exhausting, despairing, and cynical. But you don't have to be.
Instead, you can unlock the power to a happy life--an act of defiance that will make you more resilient in times of turmoil, pain, and chaos. Cultivating happiness takes grit, determination, and a good sense of humor. It's not always easy, but it's well worth it.
Beloved writer Joy Marie Clarkson leads the way, crafting an audacious case for happiness no matter what you're going through. With her signature humor and lyrical storytelling, Joy offers an irresistible invitation:
"If we accept that life will be full of difficulties and sorrows, we then have two options: to resign ourselves to life generally being a bummer, or to seek enjoyment, delight, and hope in the midst of (and in spite of!) life's up and downs. To put it bluntly: You could choose to cultivate happiness, or you could not. . . . I think we should go for it."
Go, therefore, and choose an aggressively happy life.
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About the Author
Joy Clarkson (www.joyclarkson.com) is a lover of God and people, a crafter of words, and a dedicated evangelist for the soul-enriching benefits of teatime. Joy has pursued her doctorate in theology, imagination, and the arts at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and hosts a podcast called Speaking with Joy. Someone once tried to insult her by telling her she was aggressively happy. She took it as a compliment and wrote a book about it.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Decide to live 11
1 Befriend sadness 27
2 Flounder well 43
3 Remember: you have a body! 67
4 Enjoy things unironically 87
5 Tell yourself a good story 109
6 Be like Mr. Collins 127
7 Believe in God 147
8 Accept love 167
9 Expect the end of the world 185
Epilogue: Give yourself away 203
About the Author 215