(PRWEB) April 1, 2005
As Charlie Brown and the "Peanuts" gang told us, happiness could be a warm puppy, pizza with sausage, five different crayons - or anyone, or anything, that's loved by you. And, although it's true that many special moments are inspired by such happenstance, scientific research contends that people actually can condition themselves for genuine happiness, much as occasional joggers condition themselves for marathons. Truly happy people are able to, for example, recall special moments and use them as psychological tools to deal with adversity. And that's just one of many skills they tap into to ensure a high level of satisfaction in their lives.
So why is this important? Because it's clear that happiness is a key contributor to our overall personal health - it's even been linked to longevity, scientific studies show.
With that in mind, USA Weekend Magazine hatched what they called the Ultimate Happiness Challenge: Why not pair the world's leading authority on happiness with America's happiest person and see if their expert can make him even happier? Or, on a more scientific level: How can the leading expert apply his core principles to boost the happiness quotient for someone who's already as happy as a person gets? Explore the happiest man in America's state of contentedness and, as a result, discover ways we all can better cultivate happiness in our lives.
As for the happiest man in America, J.P. "Gus" Godsey, he's a story in himself.
Here are the reviews so far:
ÂWow! This is the ultimate ÂTO-DOÂ list. Follow this and you canÂt help but live a happier life.Â
Â David Leonhardt, ÂThe Happy GuyÂ, http://www.thehappyguy.com
ÂJ. P. always has a smile on his face. You can always tell there is genuine joy in his heart.Â
Â Mark R. Warner, Governor, The Commonwealth of Virginia
ÂJust the thought of J. P. and his invigorating spirit cheers my heart and makes me smile.Â
Â George Allen, United States Senator from Virginia
ÂGus holds the secrets for true happiness. Happiness begins with a smile on your face. That smile will last forever if you share it with others. Allow this journey to begin by reading this book.
Â Dr. Bill Magee, CEO and Co-Founder of Operation Smile
ÂYou will really be happy after reading GodseyÂs book. Lighten up your day and pick up a copy of ÂHow To Be Happy Everyday.Â
Â Ted Hendricks, NFL Hall of Fame, Defensive
End and Four Time Super Bowl Champion
ÂIÂve known ÂSir. HappyÂ for the last few years. He is undoubtedly the happiest ÂknuckleheadÂ IÂve ever met, and on top of that a good friend. Ha! Ha!Â
Â Roman Gabriel, Legendary NFL Quarterback and 1969 NFLÂs Most Valuable Player
ÂÂHow To Be Happy EverydayÂ has the potential to trigger similar and empowering responsesÂ for me, itÂs daily acknowledgement of the beauty of nature and the unbound potential of humanity to be nice to one another.Â
Â John H. Mills, II, The Mills BrothersÂ
"How To Be Happy Everyday by the Happiest Man in America, J.P. "Gus" Godsey" ISBN: 0-9760901-5-5 is published by Morgan James Publishing, LLC and is available at booksellers everywhere beginning April 1st, 2005
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