"How Joyful People Think: 8 ways of thinking that lead to a better life," written by Jamie Rasmussen is an excellent book for everyone to read! Our perspective and mindset have such an impact on how we live, how we respond to situations, and just overall our life in general. This is not to say that we must be happy all the time, and never upset or sad; instead it is remembering to be mindful our perspective and the kind of thinking that we practice. This book revolves around one verse in the Bible: Philippians 4:8. This is a relatively common verse; however it can be glossed over just read through quickly. By breaking it down and really focusing on what it says and means is impactful.
I love how this book is laid out with the various chapters addresses a certain word or phrase, for example there is a chapter focusing on excellence, focusing on excellence in what truly matters, and another chapter focuses on one's reputation and how others see us and really being that person who others see. In today's society there is so much negativity all over the news and on social media it is so easy to get caught up in that and feeling anger, self-pity and resenting others for what they have. This book will help the reader to work away from those feelings and instead feeling joyful, feeling content, feeling at peace.
*Thanks to the Baker Books Blogger Review Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*