The Happiness Project

A Happy Family—According to Adam Smith

“With what pleasure do we look upon a family, through the whole of which reign mutual love and esteem, where the parents and children are companions for one another, without any other difference than what is made by respectful affection on the one side, and kind indulgence on the other; where freedom and fondness, mutual raillery and mutual kindness, shew that no opposition of interest divides the brothers, nor any rivalship of favours sets the sisters at variance, and where everything presents us with the idea of peace, cheerfulness, harmony, and contentment?”—Adam Smith

* I just came across the blog Rock Your Day and am looking forward to cruising around it. “Stop settling for less, start changing your life”—sounds like my kind of thing.

* Interested in starting your own happiness project? If you’d like to take a look at my personal Resolutions Chart, for inspiration, just e-mail me at grubin, then the “at” sign, then gretchenrubin dot com. (Sorry about writing it in that roundabout way; I’m trying to thwart spammers.) Just write “Resolutions Chart” in the subject line.