The Bluebird of Happiness: A Little Book of Cheer (Google eBook)
Andrews McMeel Publishing, Feb 1, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 96 pages
The bluebird has long been considered a symbol of happiness and a messenger of joy and contentment. . . . It is my hope that this book, like the bluebird's song of happiness, will bring cheer and joy to your life. --Vicky Howard, introduction
* Vicky Howard's collection of antique bird art--nearly all pieces over 100 years old--is used here to adorn her lovely message about what is really important in our pursuit of happiness.
Vicky Howard is a successful and recognizable name in the gift market.
Using art from her private collection of vintage postcards, Howard presents avian images alongside positive-minded quotes from the early 1900s. While the creative elements of this book recall an early era, the art remains vivid and the words decidedly relevant:
* You cannot always have happiness, but you can give happiness. --Proverb
* The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. --Henry Ward Beecher