Upon returning one recent evening home from a mini-vacation, I found a gift in the pile of mail needing my attention. Anxious to get back into the swing of things and to work I moved through the pile then opened the package containing the book The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau. **Note, anything with the word Happy or Happiness thrills me** I flipped through the book and immediately was pulled in. I thought when I received the book that it would be about Chris’ adventures as he traveled the world visiting every country; as an avid traveler this sounded like a book I’d love. In reading it I discovered it was so much more.
It is a book about various people, their pursuits, and some of their adventures along the way. It’s a guidebook for anyone wishing to tackle a pursuit or that can’t let an idea they have for something that others may find crazy go. It’s a book about the highs and lows of doing things that many may find odd but felt totally normal to the persons pursuing them. It’s not about pursuing things for fame or money; it’s simply about pursuing them for the sake of happiness. Gosh, I love that idea – more of this please!
Three days later, after a marathon read, I finished up the book, it had me laughing; it made me dream it also gave me hope for my very own pursuit. Most of all it made me happy to know that there are so many people out there doing amazing things that light them up.
I hope he writes another book soon with stories of other people’s adventures on their pursuits; with all the doom and gloom that comes at us daily, this is the kind of thing we need more of in our day. Heck if they did a TV show about it, I’d actually turn mine on and watch it.
Join me in the Happiness of Pursuit, pick up a copy, get inspired, take action, and together let’s make the world a better, HAPPIER, place.