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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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Today Is One of the Happiest Days of My Life. Here’s Why.

January 9th, 2015

Episode 17 of 397 episodes

Today is one of the very happiest days of my life. I was happy when my two daughters were born, but having a baby is such a tremendous new responsibility; I was extremely happy, but also awestruck and slightly terrified. I was happy on my wedding day, but I was also worried about how the whole day would unfold. For instance, strangely, I was very concerned that my veil might fall off as I was going down the aisle. Etc. Today, though, I’m purely, absolutely happy. In The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, I write about the fact that my husband got hepatitis C from a blood transfusion during a heart operation, when he was eight years old. You really don’t want to have hepatitis C; eventually, it destroys your liver. My husband tried many treatments over the years, but nothing worked. I’ve so appreciated the thoughtfulness of readers who have emailed me to make sure that we knew about possible new treatments, or to send along their good wishes for my husband’s health. Last year, a new treatment was approved, and my husband went on it right away. As of this morning, he has been declared CURED. A few ...

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