I'm Happy Now: You Can Be, Too!
John Arthur was born in Illinois and moved to Indiana when he was two years old. His parents chose a small town east of Indianapolis that was the birthplace of James Whitcomb Riley.
Perhaps growing up in this historical town had an influence on John that inspired him to express his feelings in poetry. James Whitcomb Riley's poems were often tales of ordinary events like the porch swing in "Waitin' Fer the Cat to Die", the young woman that helped around the house in "Little Orphant Annie" and swimming in the creek in "The Old Swimmin' Hole". Like J. W. Riley, John has written poems that capture the significant events in his life from the day he left the Mid-West for California to the present. He has included a dialog where he describes the events in his life that lead up to the poetry. He also includes a broader vision of what he has learned about himself and others along the way in his pursuit of happiness. He is deeply compelled to share what he has learned in order to encourage his readers to begin their pursuit of happiness earlier in their life, so they have more of their life to enjoy. Life is too short to let the down times keep you down.
Read his book and begin your path to happiness.
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