Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hector and The Search For Happiness

I have just finished reading French author Francois Lelord's "Hector and the search for happiness" ...

It's such a lovely little heartwarming book, written in a really simple, almost child like style. You follow Hector - a psychiatrist, on his search around the world as his tries to discover the true meaning of happiness. On his search he visits new places, is reunited with old friends and meets a whole bunch of new people all who teach him a little bit more about what it truly means to be happy.

He compiles all the discoveries that he makes into a list of lessons. Lesson's on happiness, a few of them being -

Lesson 2 - Happiness often comes when least expected

Lesson 7 - It's a mistake to think that happiness is the goal

Lesson 10 - Happiness is doing a job that you love

Lesson 17 0 Happiness is caring about the happiness of those you love

Lesson 20 - Happiness is a certain way of seeing things

Hector was a character that you really grew to love, he saw the best in people, did all he could to help others and was truly content with his life, and his story made me smile - no doubt it would you too... So go out, read it and be happy!

It's also meant to be turned into a film at some point in the non too distant future, clearly won't be nearly as good as the book but you've got to go and see... just incase... don't you?

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