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Comfort Book
Comfort Book | Matt Haig
5 posts | 3 read | 1 reading | 7 to read
A small book for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of encouragement.Happiness occurs when you forget who you're expected to be. And what you're expected to do. Happiness is an accident of self-acceptance. It's the warm breeze you feel when you open the door to who you are. Years ago, Matt Haig began writing notes to his future self. These notes were meant as gifts to his future self: offerings of hope to help himself through anything from the darkest periods of his life to a not-so-great day. As time went on, he added new thoughts and stories, and he turned them into The Comfort Book so that everyone could draw on this well of reassurance and encouragement. Each of its short meditations gives a new perspective on life and all of its highs and lows--small islands of hope for anyone looking for a more fulfilling, more uplifting way through life. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.
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swynn
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Mehso-so

It's a collection of pieces, ranging in length from a few words to a few pages, that the author refers to as "life rafts": thoughts that have kept him "afloat" during struggles with anxiety and depression. I admire the project, and also find that for myself a little bit goes a very long way.

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TiredLibrarian
Comfort Book | Matt Haig
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs 😊

This is supposed to be metaphorical, but I thought it might be useful to actually write out happy moments, so when I'm feeling down I could look at them. 🌦🌞

I got the book from the library & it has to go back, but I think it's more of a book to dip into from time to time, than a cover-to-cover read. Some of it is very good; some sounds a bit simplistic to me.

#thinkpositivebepositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Leftcoastzen Not a bad idea. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it ❤️ 4mo
Eggs I love your idea - writing all your triumphs and successes and best traits to help you during challenging times❤️💜❤️ 4mo
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TiredLibrarian
Comfort Book | Matt Haig
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This is a pretty good list. I'd add This is How by Augusten Burrows. Is there anything you would add?
#poetry #Buddhism #philosophy #essays #inspiration

sarahbellum Letters to a Young Poet and When Things Fall Apart are my go-tos and probably the two books I recommend the most to friends 👌 4mo
Blueberry I have the Pema Chodron checked out right now. 4mo
SamAnne Love Bird by Bird. I would add Joy Harjo poems. Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings and American Sunrise are favorites. 4mo
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TiredLibrarian @sarahbellum I haven't read Letters to a Young Poet. Adding it to my TBR. 📚 4mo
TiredLibrarian @Blueberry @sarahbellum I have a copy of When Things Fall Apart. It's been comforting on a deep level to me. 4mo
TiredLibrarian @SamAnne I haven't read Joy Harjo; I'll have to check her out. She spoke as part of the National Book Festival today. https://www.washingtonpost.com/washington-post-live/2021/09/17/library-congress-... 4mo
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Thndrstd
Comfort Book | Matt Haig
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Pickpick

As with two of his previous books, Reasons to Stay Alive dealing with depression and Notes on a Nervous Planet dealing with anxiety, this book of very short essays serves to provide the reader with comfort and consolation in the midst of the stress and anxiety of the modern world. Having read the earlier books, I felt this was a bit repetitive, though it does provide insight and comfort & is a gentle reminder to our better selves on how to live.

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EH2018
Comfort Book | Matt Haig
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So many great thoughts and perspectives

Booksarelove have you read midnight library?? 6mo
EH2018 Not yet, but now I want to! 6mo
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