Be Happy eBook Ê Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Be Happy
  • Hank Smith
  • English
  • 05 June 2014
  • 9781524402631

10 thoughts on “Be Happy

  1. Aimee (Getting Your Read On) Aimee (Getting Your Read On) says:

    Are you happy today? I sure am I'll tell you why I just read Hank Smith's new book which is awesome for me because I am a Hank Smith fan He is my best long car ride friend because he has fantastic talks on CD and every time we set off on a road trip I take him along to entertain motivate and inspire me and my kids by default as they are usually with me Trapped Just kidding they love to listen to Hank Smith too He always makes us laugh I was so happy to see he had a book coming out This sure seems like a good idea for a guy like Hank Smith YayThis book sounds just like Hank Smith I like that The humor and excitement I am used to in his CD's was also present in this book It's like I could hear him talking  I like to think that generally speaking I am a happy person but there is always always room for improvement right? This book is full of good ideas and information on how to find develop and cultivate that real and lasting happiness we are all craving None of the ideas here shocked me or surprised me but instead served as a good reminder Sometimes life has a way of dealing you crummy things sometimes all at once Like pouring rain The trick is to know how to be happy from the inside out and not depend on outside events or sources to bring happiness This book is positive and well happy You just cannot go wrong reading or listening to anything by Hank SmithThis book is an LDS non fiction book There are religious references throughout I received a copy of this book from the publisher A positive review was not reuired and all opinions expressed are my own

  2. Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) says:

    You can't go wrong with anything by Hank Smith This man uses humor and facts to teach He is so positive and his approach is fantastic Am I gushing a bit? Yes I would say that I am He was my son's seminary teacher in high school I have nothing that isn't positive to say about himHow can you be happy? This world is full of turmoil and strife Hank Smith gives solid practical advice on how one can truly be happy He uses scientific data to teach Guess what? Things do not make you happy Happiness comes from within Money doesn't make you happy either All of the things that we think will bring happiness is just stuffI really cannot give this book a higher recommendation Once again I will be trying to share this one with my family Wish me luckSource I received a copy from the publisher

  3. Rachelle Rachelle says:

    I love the study of optimism happiness and the psychology of our choices vs our body in the happiness battle So this book was right in line with what I love to studyWhen the book arrived it promptly disappeared because my husband the guy who loves to tease me by saying I read 100 books a year 100 picture books to the kids What? Those count yes that guy took my book and started reading it He loved it and reached the halfway point before I told him that I needed it back so I could read itThen my teenage daughter found the book and she was intrigued as well I guess this book has something magnetic about itHank Smith is a popular teacher speaker and author I've listened to several of his audio presentations and the man is hilarious He teaches with wit humor and skill because he's able to bring important points to attention without feeling like you're being preached toI once had the opportunity of doing a book signing with Hank and he was just as cheerful in real life as on the page or the audio CD In short I'm a fan of Hank because he's real and an excellent teacher It's so refreshing as a parent when you can find someone else to say all of those great things you need to say to your kid because let's face it sometimes kids hear things better from someone else I'd like to be able to choose that someone else and Hank Smith is one of many great influencers in my homeBe Happy is an excellent book because Hank delves into happiness in a way that most of don't think about Happiness is in our DNA but that's only half of the euation Happiness is also a choice that we make every day despite our circumstances I love the study he referred to about people who won the lottery and people who became paraplegic A year later they both reported the same level of happiness Isn't that amazing? If it does sound amazing then you'll probably like this book It is geared to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints or Mormons but I truly think these gems shouldn't be missed by anyone Happy reading

  4. Mindy Mindy says:

    First of all this book is just what the doctor ordered Sometimes I find myself getting down in a funk ornery about something that happened in my day and this book gave me so much perspective You really can be happy genuinely happy if you allow yourself to be I loved how almost every page had a uote or a thought related to the chapter One of my favorites was found on page 71Science has proven that if you spend two full minutes focused on a happy thought your brain actually starts making you happierThis is so true Just yesterday I was feeling down about some events that had taken place the night before and my bad feelings continued into the next day I received a phone call from a friend and it distracted me to where I was no longer bothered and I felt happier I am always telling my daughters to be happy and be positive it's much harder doing it for myself This book gave me some great tools to help myself be happier and positiveReceived a complimentary copy all views and opinions expressed are my own

  5. Sydney Sydney says:

    Happiness We all want happiness in our lives and Hank Smith has written an inspiring book with “secrets” of finding ways to be happy Smith writes in a way that is easy for readers to relate to and understand applying details from the book to their own lives It is not always easy to be happy especially when life is hard and tearing you down But life is always better when you are happy I would recommend this inspirational book to readers looking for ways to change their life and become happierGenre nonfiction ChristianPublisher Covenant CommunicationsPublication date February 1 2017Number of pages 272Content Rating PGBook Rating 5 starsA review copy of this novel was provided by Covenant Communications A review was not reuired and all views and opinions expressed are my own

  6. Sara Sara says:

    130 pages of simple yet profound advice on happiness Very helpful and humorous

  7. alisonwonderland (Alison) alisonwonderland (Alison) says:

    Most mornings I'm currently commuting to work with my 19yo son and we've been listening to Hank Smith's Be Happy during those morning commutes Brother Smith is amusing and the simple happiness reminders in this book are backed by scientific research as well as supported by Book of Mormon scriptures and statements from LDS Church leaders including Jeffrey R Holland

  8. Shauna Shauna says:

    So many proven helps are given in this book with inspiring stories to illustrate the point We can all be a little happy a little patient and a little optimistic This book will also help you be a little less contentious a little less frustrated and a little less criticalLet this book change your outlook and change your heart Everyone needs to read this book

  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Great insights into happinessThings I want to remember 50% of our happiness is determined by our genetics; 40% determined by intentional living; and ONLY 10% is determined by circumstancesCh1 Don't waste your pain take what you learn from it and serve others purpose driven life vs pleasure driven lifeIntentional ways to increase happiness1 Be around people who are happy2 Spend your money to make other people happy3 Cut down on screen time4 Talk to people in person5 Laugh6 Listen to uplifting music7 Exercise and eat a healthy diet8 Go outside a lotThe happiest families go campingHotel camping is ok It doesn't matter where you sleep It matters how much time you spend outside9 Get enough sleep the body heals only when you are sleeping10 Tune in to the spiritual happy people are spiritualOne way to increase spirituality is through meditationCh2If you want one of the best educations on how to be happy read the Book of Mormon esp 2 Nep 5 and 4 Nep 1Keys to happiness from Book of Mormon keep the commandments you can't be happy when you believe one thing and do another happiness is when what you think what you say and what you do are in harmony Ghandi have a family create safety and be preparedCh3 watch out for if onlythen I'd be happy story of basement flooding and 1000s of dollars of damage Dad says Kids get your bathing suits on we're going swimming in the basement It was going to cost the same amount of money either way choose to be mad or make the most of it story of couple who shared their life together doing tours of their house for each new baby and grandchild One final tour at end of wife's lifeFind a place inside where there's joy and the joy will burn out the pain Joseph CampbellCh4 When selfishness impatience or anger takes over happiness dies a painful death Story of their move and the blue microwave watch out for triggersCh 5If you want your kids to love each other you need to teach them to love God firstCh 7 research shows it takes 15 days for your mind and body to work at something to truly make change or for your bodymind to know that this is permanent Research also shows that most people give up by day 14

  10. Brian Brian says:

    Solidly written research based book focused on the current science of happiness depression anxiety etc with an LDS flavor The author is a gifted storyteller and weaves those stories into current research and helpful tips to provide advice on living a happy life

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Be Happy[Reading] ➺ Be Happy By Hank Smith – You can be happy—solidly genuinely happy—no matter what's going on around you no matter what happens to you no matter what storm comes along to batter and bruise youKeep reading and I'll show you You can be happy—solidly genuinely happy—no matter what's going on around you no matter what happens to you no matter what storm comes along to batter and bruise youKeep reading and I'll show you how Face it it's not always easy to feel happy With all of the worries and trials of day to day life the cares of the world can seem overwhelming But as popular speaker and author Hank Smith demonstrates no matter your circumstances you can Be Happy—the kind of happy that illuminates you from the inside out a joy that does not depend on what happens to you but on what you do with what happens With his characteristic humor Hank offers readers a fresh perspective on finding joy in the journey with a collection of tools and strategies designed to inspire genuine happiness such as • Learning to develop an optimistic outlook• Understanding how to deal with feelings of depression• Mastering ten simple tricks to jump start your joy each dayFeaturing an inspiring collection of real life examples enlightening doctrinal direction and motivating goals Be Happy is the guide you need to start living a happier life today.

About the Author: Hank Smith