October 17, 2011

Not A Model Weekly Mantra - Happiness

This week's Not A Model quote deals with happiness.

I'm part of a book club and this month I chose The Happiness Project as the October book for my group. Although I'm not finished, (and book club is fast approaching on Thursday, yikes!) I have enjoyed reading about the author, Gretchen Rubin's journey to finding happiness. She dedicated an entire year of her life to achieving happiness in all areas; from work to relationships to money. Personally, I find it difficult to fully define happiness for myself. I struggle with the idea of asking myself if I'm happy. How many answers can I come up with? Does it depend on the day, month or circumstance? How can I be someone that is always happy?

I came across this happiness quote and thought it would be a good one to start the week with:

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Dale Carnegie

This week, try not to let your mood be based on what kind of job you have, or how much money is in your bank account. Try not to believe that say, if you were in a relationship, or had a thinner waist you would be happy. For now, just start with thinking positive thoughts and the rest will come.


I will share next month's book club pick! Perhaps some people will want to read along.


  1. I'm in a book club too now, shame we're not in the same one! Hopefully someone will choose this book soon bc I'd like to read it :)

  2. Great quote!
    I wish I had time for a book club! Maybe next summer when we are off on adventures!