Be Happy

by Hank Smith

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You can be happy—solidly, genuinely happy—no matter what's going on around you, no matter what happens to you, no matter what storm comes along to batter and bruise you.

Keep reading, and I'll show you how ...

Face it: it's not always easy to feel happy. With all of the worries and trials of day-to-day life, the cares of the world can seem overwhelming. But as popular speaker and author Hank Smith demonstrates, no matter your circumstances, you can be happy—the kind of happy that illuminates you from the inside out, a joy that does not depend on what happens to you, but what you do with what happens. With his characteristic humor, Hank offers readers a fresh perspective on finding joy in the journey with a collection of tools and strategies designed to inspire genuine happiness, such as:

  • Learning to develop an optimistic outlook
  • Understanding how to deal with feelings of depression
  • Mastering ten simple tricks to jump-start your joy each day

Featuring an inspiring collection of real-life examples, enlightening doctrinal direction, and motivating goals, Be Happy is the guide you need to start living a happier life, today!

About the Author

Hank Smith

Hank Smith teaches in the Religious Education Department at BYU and is a favorite speaker for Especially for Youth, Best of Especially for Youth, and BYU Education Week. Hank and his wife, Sara, were both born and raised in St. George, Utah. They are the parents of one daughter and two sons. Brother Smith enjoys running marathons and eating lots and lots of ice cream (which is why he runs marathons). More than anything else, he loves being at home spending all day with his wife and children.

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(based upon 8 reviews)

By , Submitted on 2017-09-02

I initially bought this book to help me with the pregnancy funk I'm in. I've just started reading it and so far I love it!! I recommend it to everyone including those hormonal teenagers. Be Happy is life changing!

Fantastic book, ordering a copy for everyone
By , Submitted on 2017-03-20

As someone who has spent a life battling depression formally and informally, I was delighted with this book. First let me say that depression does require medical treatment and Hank does a great job explaining that. But sometimes when the depression is cured or managed we keep "unhappy" behaviors, and so the information in this book is a wonderful tool. This book is a great read or listen for anyone wanting more happiness in their life, or wanting to learn how to enjoy life more. I am ordering one for every family member. That is how good it is. My only disappointment was the audio book is a professional reader and not Hank himself. He is such a great speaker I would have loved for him to have read it for the audiobook.

Inspiring with lots of great ideas.
By , Submitted on 2017-03-02

Happiness is a topic of perennial interest since it's something that most of us seek. But what exactly is happiness? And how do we attain it? And how can we get it to stick around for awhile? These are all questions that Hank Smith tackles in his newest book: Be Happy. Using stories of real people he knows as well as personal experiences and actual research, Smith takes the reader on a trip through the subject of happiness. I especially enjoyed the conversational tone that the author takes, it made me feel as if we were just having an honest discussion. There isn't a lot here that is new, after all the Lord has made it clear through His prophets and the scriptures what sorts of qualities and choices lead to happiness. But somehow it's nice to have a lot of this information presented in such a friendly, down-to-earth way. Some of the things he discusses I know I am particularly bad at doing, and yet Smith doesn't make you feel guilty, just a greater desire to do better, to focus more on the most important things. While the book is a relatively short, quick read, I can guarantee that you will have much to ponder once you've read it.

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