Gretchen Rubin’s “ The Happiness Project,” which I read recently, explains what led her to consider a year’s worth of resolutions on building her level of happiness. Riding the bus home one day she asked herself, “What do I want from life anyway?” And like many of us, her response was “I want to be happy.” During her research, Gretchen writes that statistics show that happy people are more successful, they help others and people want to help them. Happiness isn’t about selfishness; it’s more about making the world a better place. Gretchen writes a daily blog, The Happiness Project. You can check it out for yourself and start your own happiness project or read the book, “The Happiness Project.” I bought my copy of the book at the Avid Reader at Tower bookstore on Broadway in Sacramento.