Bestselling author Marci Shimoff sought the secret of happiness and discovered it was easier than she thought. In this simple textbook-like format, she gives us her seven steps to being Happy for No Reason, an inner state she calls Happy From The Inside Out.
We all know the heady feeling of seeming happy for no reason after a big promotion, setting a wedding date or welcoming a new baby. As life goes on, we get “fixes” from new cars, new houses, new jobs but the “high” is less and less satisfying. In the most satisfying spiritual sense, you can be happy no matter what your external circumstances, even when losing a loved one, facing an illness or some other calamity. And Happy For No Reason details how to make that happen.
Happy for No Reason?
Marci Shimoff gives us compelling testimony that happiness is not to be sought or found but comes from within our souls, whatever our circumstances. I’m inspired that she dedicates her book to her father who like mine was a role model to everyone around him in being Happy For No Reason. Unlike me, she spent years seeking happiness externally despite her enormously successful writing and speaking career. This book is the culmination of her journey in learning Father Knows Best.
The core of the book is Chapter One and what she calls the Happiness Continuum.
Unhappy = Depressed (Internal)
Happy for Bad Reason = Unhealthy Addictions (External)
Happy for Good Reason = Healthy Experiences (External)
Happy for No Reason = Inner State of Peace and Well-Being (Internal/Eternal)
Happy For No Reason is your natural state, the one you knew in early childhood. The next six chapters explore how to create this happy mood on a day to day basis. Like all spriritual truths these happiness habits are simple ways of being we may have known in our childhood yet forgotten in a materialistic world that lures us with external rewards that ultimately do not satisfy our souls.
The next six chapters are step by step instructions on what happy people naturally know or have learned to do complete with simple exercises. Give yourself plenty of time to read, reflect and try the homework. You truly have the rest of your life to either master these habits or decide they do not work for you!
How To Be Happy For No Reason
Own your happiness
Let go of limiting beliefs
Practice love, gratitude, forgiveness and kindness
Nourish your physical body
Open yourself to spiritual truths
Find your passion and live it every day
Cultivate your relationships of all kinds
Marci Shimoff completes her book with a heart-tugging message from her Happy For No Reason father who lived each day as his last till the age of 91. He told his famous author daughter the message she would pass on to the rest of us, “I have lived a deeply happy life. Please live that happiness in yourself and help others live it too.”
What an inspiration – I welcome you to share Papa Shimoff’s legacy and take this book out of your library…and love it so much you will make Happy for No Reason part of your collection and share it with those you love.