Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy vs Miserable

I bought 14,000 Things to Be Happy About many years ago. When my grandmother died, it was the first time I had been so affected by death and just couldn't imagine being happy again.
So, when I saw this book, I grabbed it and became charmed by it.
It lists simple things like:

  • reading the newspaper
  • childhood friendships
  • Easter eggs
  • mint

I've kept it all these years and would browse through it now and then.

This year, at TLA, I went by a booth and discovered this book:
I cracked up! It's been years since I "needed" the other book and I've survived countless other tragedies so the fact that there is a whole book of things to be miserable about is hilarious.
For example:
  • Performance-enhancing drugs
  • Catholic guilt
  • Glowing red rodent eyes
  • Farmer's tans

I can't wait to use both of these books with my teen journaling kids. Because nothing is more miserable than being a teen!

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