Happy for the Rest of Your Life

Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, Ann McMurray

February 3, 2009

ISBN 10: 1599793946

Jantz, Gregory L. Happy for the Rest of Your Life. Siloam, 2009.

Okay, maybe the title is a little presumptuous, but it’s intriguing also, isn’t it? (Happy for the Rest of Your Life- is that really possible? And is that happiness for all of life or just parts of it? What does he mean by happy? Giddiness? Contentment? Cheerfulness? Glee? Delight? Those aren’t words I normally associate with my life!)

Deep down, though, doesn’t everyone want to be happy for life? While there may be one or two hiding out somewhere, reveling in despair, most people want to be happy. They may not, deep down, think it’s possible but it’s still a deep-seated desire—a sort of wishful thinking, someday, maybe, if only, kind of desire. So, some may feel Happy for the Rest of Your Life is a bit presumptuous as a title; others may feel Happy for the Rest of Your, as a concept, is a bit presumptuous for your own life. But the Happy in the title isn’t just some sort of generic happiness for some unnamed person’s life; it’s meant for you, today, in your own life, right in the midst of whatever circumstances you find yourself in. It is possible but it’s not necessarily easy.