The picture book of happiness is a bilingual book written by Kazunori Shimamoto and translated by Juliet Carpenter. In each page it has a poem in Japanese and English translation, plus a face illustrating kanji word.
Beginning my day, if I have time, I sometimes read this kind of book with a cup of coffee or tea. It is relaxing to start a day by reading a spiritual encouraging book. Opening the book, we will find a way to break free from the acceleration trap of life. Here are some of my favorite ones:
Failure is what makes you genuine.
Voicing regret is ugly;
Reflecting in silence
To climb a mountain
No need to conquer the peak, just enjoy the mountain.
In life, too, no need to get hung up on goals
Enjoy being alive