The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but for many people it's a time of sadness and depression. This book can help.
The book is called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness and INSIDE EDITION's Deborah Norville wrote the foreward for this book. She believes it's so important for everyone to figure out what their own trigger for happiness is.
Researchers tell us 40 or 50 percent of our happiness is in our power to control. What Norville learned is there are tricks you can use to help find your happiness.
For instance, foster connections with people that matter to you. Know who you are and figure out what your passion is. For Norville, it's knitting that makes her happy.
Or it may be you need to find what that thing is that gives your own life a sense of meaning and purpose. That was the case for Robin Pressnall, who found her happiness and her purpose in life in the form of some little dogs that needed help.
The adorable little bundles of fur once were filthy and bedraggled, the product of puppy mills or sub-standard kennels. They, and many more dogs like them, were rescued by Pressnall.
"It's just been the blessing of a lifetime," said Pressnall.
She's the founder of a group called Small Paws Rescue, which finds new homes for neglected and abused Bichon Frise dogs.
Norville asked, "How many dogs do you estimate Small Paws has saved?"
"About 8,500," said Pressnall.
All of the dogs at New York's Spot Doggy Day Care were saved thanks to her group.
Pressnall's story is among those in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness, and that made her happy too.
"I just feel so honored and humble to be included because this book is filled with stories that will just warm your heart, that will give you hope that you too can find your purpose in life," said Pressnall.
We should all be so lucky.
To read an excerpt from the book, click here.