How to be Happy Everyday

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Morgan James Pub., 2005 - Humor - 208 pages
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He scored off the chart on every objective measurement tested. As Charlie Brown and the "Peanuts" gang told us, happiness could be a warm puppy, pizza with sausage, five different crayons - or anyone, or anything, that's loved by you. And, although it's true that many special moments are inspired by such happenstance, scientific research contends that people actually can condition themselves for genuine happiness, much as occasional joggers condition themselves for marathons. Truly happy people are able to, for example, recall special moments and use them as psychological tools to deal with adversity. And that's just one of many skills they tap into to ensure a high level of satisfaction in their lives. So why is this important? Because it's clear that happiness is a key contributor to our overall personal health - it's even been linked to longevity, scientific studies show. With that in mind, USA WEEKEND Magazine hatched what they called the Ultimate Happiness Challenge: Why not pair the world's leading authority on happiness with America's happiest person and see if their expert can make him even happier? Or, on a more scientific level: How can the leading expert apply his core principles to boost the happiness quotient for someone who's already as happy as a person gets? Explore the happiest man in America's state of contentedness and, as a result, discover ways we all can better cultivate happiness in our lives. As for the happiest man in America, J.P. "Gus" Godsey, he's a story in himself.

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J. P. Gus Godsey named the Happiest Man in America by USA Weekend Magazine. USA Weekend Magazine named J.P. Gus Godsey the happiest man in America on March 7. 2003. Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., author of Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment and nationally-recognized happiness expert worked with USA Weekend to identify J.P. as the happiest person. J.P. underwent a number of tests that measured his current level of happiness, satisfaction with his family life, work life, level of optimism and a host of other characteristics that reveal happiness. J.P. scored in the top percentile of 70,000 Americans who have taken this series of tests. J. P. Godsey is currently a Vice President of Investments with Ferris, Baker Watts, Incorporated. His client focus is helping retirees (and those within 10 years of retiring) in making appropriate financial plans to insure their Golden Years are golden. J. P. graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Economics from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He is a Certified Senior Advisor in Investments, and is a Graduate Assistant in Dale Carnegie training. He has been a licensed securities broker and financial advisor for over 20 years. He also serves on his college alumni board, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and on his international fraternity board, Theta Chi. He serves as the President of Earning by Learning, is a founding member of the Richard Hassell Foundation, is a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and is a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Virginia Beach. J. P. is involved in many community organizations including the Thanksgiving and Holiday Food and Toy Drives he started 20 years ago. He received the 2000 Human Rights Award from the City of Virginia Beach, and is the past Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. J. P. serves on the Beach Events Steering Committee and is an active member of the Wolfsnare Civic League. He is also a Director of the Mills Brothers International Society and coordinates the annual Mills Brothers benefit concerts benefiting various foundations in Virginia Beach. J. P. is a Director of the Irving Blueprint Parker Leadership Foundation, and raises money for various political candidates and for the Joy Fund Thanksgiving Football Bowl that provides funds for under privileged children in the Hampton Roads area. J. P. was also chosen as one of Americas Outstanding Young Men for several consecutive years in the 1980s. Most recently and with the encouragement of friends, J.P. started "The MrHappyUSA Foundation." This exciting project's focus will be on uplifting the "undeserved", particularly children and seniors.


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