I am passionate about taking joy in the simple things of life. I believe in contentment and in discovering beauty in ordinary days. I think that is why the title of this eBook, Simple Secrets to a Happy Life, caught my eye.
Luci Swindoll writes from her life experience of 80 years and shares a lot of little tips and memories from her own life. She shares the reasons behind her life philosophies in a very simple way. The book itself is divided into five segments, each emphasizing sub categories under some of the things that Luci feels are the basis of living well, and living happily.
What I liked about this book is that it was simple. It encouraged making the most of what we already have, instead of looking for happiness somewhere else. I appreciated some of the little tips and some of the experiences that Luci shared. It was like a mini course on everything from organization to supporting the community you live in.
I’m not sure if it was the writing style or the format or just my own preconceived expectations: but I have to say I didn’t really find this book as inspiring or as motivating as I’d hoped. It felt a little bit broad and like it tried to take on too much at once. Sometimes it felt like the basics were drawn out too long to fill a chapter, and other things were skimmed over more than I would have liked. While I took away good thoughts and encouraging tid-bits, I felt like it would have made a better extended blog series than a book.
Don’t get me wrong. I did enjoy portions and even a few chapters of this book! I think that there is almost always something good about every book out there, and the good thing is there are as many types of readers as there are authors. So while this eBook wasn’t really one that I personally enjoyed wholeheartedly, or would be enthusiastic about sharing or buying, I am sure that it meets a need and is a blessing in its own niche.
this book was given to me in exchange for my honest review by booksneeze. all thoughts are mine entirely.