When I first got this journal, I was excited because I like writing. However, I was a bit cautious from the title. After all, how can a journal make somebody happy--I mean, truly happy? But once I started to read and write, I realized this book isn't a one-all cure for those feeling down. Rather, it is a guide to redirect one's thoughts from negativity to positivist. Inspirational quotes and discussion prompts force the reader to change his or her frame of mind. Those who journal in this book will learn how to look on the bright side. There will be laughs, snickers, and some soul-searching journal entries. Great gift for the new year.