Book Review: I'm Happy for You by Kay Wills Wyma
I don't know about you, but after being on social media, I have felt more discontent instead of content with my life--if I am honest with myself. I log in and I see EVERYONE else's perfect vacations, kids, houses, pets, etc. After a few minutes on Facebook, I assess my life as mediocre and boring. Kay Wills Wyma addresses our current culture of needing everyone to "like" our life photos/updates, our Pinterest perfect birthday parties, or our tweeted performance updates.
In I'm Happy For You, Kay Wills Wyma offers encouragement and advice on how to live a more contented life in our world today. If you are tired of performing and feeling weighed down by the pressure to present the perfect life to the outside world, Kay encourages you to get escape the comparison trap and excessive competitiveness in our culture today. each chapter offers advice on looking at your life a bit differently to lesson the pressure on yourself. I, for one, found this book to be highly beneficial. It was encouraging to me to see that I am not the only one that is feeling tired and ready to settle down to a more relaxed look at life. Plus, I enjoyed the writing style and the examples she shared from within her family and life situations. It was easy to apply to my life.
I'm Happy For You would be a great book to use in a book club or reading circle. There are some good discussion questions in the back that could help people open up and share more honestly.I also liked that at the end of each chapter is a quick summary on how to apply that chapter's lesson to your own life. I would recommend everyone read this book.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
About the author:
Kay Wills Wyma has five kids, ages four to fourteen, and one SUV with a lot of carpool miles. She holds a bachelor’s from Baylor University and an MIM from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). Before transitioning to stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. She and her husband, Jon, live with their family in the Dallas area.