The book is divided into five parts each containing ten, 2-3 page chapters:
Part One: Beginning with the Basics
Part Two: Developing Your Style
Part Three: Achieving Balance
Part Four: Living a Good Life
Part Five: Staying Connected
The author's love of life, adventure, laughter, and people are evident in her writing. Though much of the book seems like common sense to me, a 51 year old woman, I wonder how much of our present generation knows and understands these things. We have been so indoctrinated with the concepts of “me first,” “accumulate much,” “instant gratification,” and “impersonal or surface connections with people,” that I fear we often miss out on those “simple things” that truly can bring a deep sense of joy and happiness. So if you need to be reminded to learn to organize your stuff, treat other people with kindness, value the things you have, allow yourself to be sad, engage people in fun conversation, thank others for their efforts, fight resentment before it festers, listen with your whole heart, or invite someone into your home, then you’ve only begun to discover some of the Simple Secrets to a Happy Life!
I received a complementary copy of this book through Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review.