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This week I got a Gratitude App for my iPod Touch. The idea is that at the end of the day you note five things for which you feel grateful, otherwise known as a “happy journal”.

It felt rather serendipitous that an article should have been published on the subject of “how to be happy in yourself” just a few days after the start of my gratitude journal. I couldn’t have put it any better than Emma Cook did:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/aug/15/emma-cook-happy

with particular reference to the section:

There is one negative assumption that tends to make us more miserable than any other, Williams says; a belief that undoubtedly keeps the self-help industry afloat. “It’s this tendency we all have of wanting things to be different from how they are right now. Ironically, letting go of that quest to be happy can offer a tremendous sense of relief.” (Emma Cook 2009)

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