The picture book of happiness

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

Has class


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

picture book of happiness

2 thoughts on “The picture book of happiness

  1. anshulikachawla April 8, 2015 / 3:53 am

    OMG! You are so like me. I also love to begin my day with a good book and cup of tea. Sets the tone for a perfect day!

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