Tiny Buddha Book Holiday Giveaway, Week 1

Update: The winners for this giveaway have already been chosen. Subscribe to Tiny Buddha for free daily or weekly emails and to learn about future giveaways!

The Winners:

To celebrate the holiday season, I've decided to do a series of giveaways for my book, Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions, which launched right around this time last year.

If you've already learned about the book or purchased it, this post will be redundant for you! For those who haven't read it, here's a little information about it:

This is the first book of its kind—with tweets woven throughout.

I asked @tinybuddha followers a number of the most challenging questions in life, like:

  • Why is there suffering in the world?
  • What’s the meaning of life?
  • What does it take to be happy?
  • Why are relationships hard?

Since there are very few concrete answers to the big questions, I wanted to explore many varied perspectives to create a guide of possibilities for joy, purpose, and connection.

Although these tweets shaped the book, I also included a great deal of my own struggles, successes, and insights—far more than I’ve ever revealed on the blog. From my former battle with depression to my struggles with relationships, I shared how these questions have played out in my own life—and what I’ve learned at each step of the way.

Through this book, you’ll learn a few ideas to:

  • Let go of pain from the past that’s been weighing you down and holding you back
  • Create a sense of purpose, starting right now, even if you’re not doing what you want to do professionally
  • Change habits that have not served you well and open up to new, better ways of being
  • Experience happiness right now, regardless of your circumstances
  • Improve your relationships
  • Seize the moment to live more mindfully, passionately, and fearlessly
  • Find a sense of control and empowerment in an uncertain world

I will do 4 giveaways this month, 1 per week. I will choose 2 winners for each giveaway and mail all of 8 books together at the end of the month.

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post.
  • Tweet: Tiny Buddha Book Holiday Giveaway: Comment and RT to enter!
You can enter each giveaway once at any point during December, 2012. If you don't have a Twitter account, you can enter by completing the first step only. If you'd like to purchase the book now, you can find it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or translated in Dutch at

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • Francesca

    Great giveaway. I’d LOVE to read this. My fingers are securely crossed

  • Vinnie

    IS THIS CALLED TO GIVE IS TO GET! Just tweeted 🙂 Hope to read this book soon…

  • I always welcome any snippets of wisdom which can help make our world a better one – off to tweet this now

  • jr dline

    Looks and sounds like an interesting book.

  • patty

    Thank you, good luck to everyone!

  • My favorite site. 🙂

  • Angela

    This book looks great!

  • TB at

    I love a good giveaway. Tweeted it and here’s my comment 🙂 I think this book woudl be one that could be passed bewteen family members through time.

  • Kristina M Schnabel

    This looks like an amazing book!

  • marilyn

    peace on earth

  • This book looks amazing, I get your blog posts daily and every single day I get something out of them that pertains to me, thank you for sharing <3

  • I’d be glad to read the book. Thank you for the giveaway idea. Have a wonderful day.


  • Sue Wang

    Thank you for this opportunity and sharing your insights. I love your posts and Tweets. Sue @connect2self

  • tdpwvu

    I’ve been reading Tiny Buddha for about two weeks and the daily emails have quickly become one of the highlights of my day. On three different days it seemed as if you were able to read my mind and send a blog that spoke to issues I was struggling with at that very moment. Tiny Buddha=Big Wisdom! Thank you for all you do.

  • Would love to win this book, read it and then pay it forward…thank you <3

  • ADOR

    This is a great opportunity to share the love…whoever receives the book should share it when they are finished with it:)

  • Love your writings, Lori. Would LOVE to win this gem 🙂

  • Jenni

    I would love to bring this book into my life. Seems like a perfect instrument for inspiration and continued transformation.

  • Heather

    Tiny Buddha always says the right things to me at the right times. It seems to know what I am going through on a daily basis. Currently I am at a very difficult point in my life, a time where I know a major change is needed. Tiny Buddha lets me know that I am doing the right thing. That I am making the right decisions. That, although to some what I am doing may seem selfish, in the end a better me makes me better to all those I care about. I was recommended Tiny Buddha from a good friend, who too has had life struggles. I cannot thank him enough for the recommendation. Whether I win or not, I love this site, I love the daily words of encouragement and enlightenment, and I plan on continuing my journey. Thank you so much!!!!

  • Carrie

    I’m so pleased to have found Tiny Buddha this year. Thank you so very much for those daily doses of wisdom and encouragement! 🙂

  • sharon

    Tiny Buddha has helped me through many difficult and joyous times. I really get inspired by the wisdom of my fellow beings. Thank you for having such a wonderful site.

  • helene saucedo

    Tiny Buddha helps me get through my day. I would love to have this book my desk at work to keep me grounded and remind me of positive ways in which to see life.

  • this book looks wonderful! good luck everyone!

  • Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Bridget Lowe

    Love Tiny Buddha’s essays; always helpful!

  • Yvonne

    I could use a boost for letting go of the comfortable and pursuing my dream.

  • JLL

    Well, I would love to have your book Little Lori, but I don’t Tweet 🙁 Can’t even sing really:P I like to forward the daily words of wisdom to folks I think could use a little wisdom:)

  • MAKelley

    I love this book, I hope to win a copy for my sister! Thank you so much!

  • SMU

    I LOVE Tiny Buddha and look forward to it each and every day! You have helped me in ways far too numerous to mention and I thank God for your insight, sharing, and bringing this to me to help me along my journey. Blessings and joy always!

  • Sarah

    I am going through many struggles at the moment and there are several life changing events happening all at once. I feel as though there are so many things just ‘up in the air’ for me at present. I was scared to get this ball rolling, but I knew it wouldn’t be worth trying if it wasn’t scary. Now I am being as optimistic as I can, I’m not trying to rush things, and trying to let life sort of unfold for me. It’s lonely and I don’t know which direction to go in, but I feel safe knowing the universe will guide me.

  • Deb Rich

    The posts are usually exactly what I need to hear, at the time I need to hear it. Thank you for the insight.

  • Thank you 🙂

  • Anna Stusser

    Yay! Buddha wisdom for everyday 🙂

  • madi A C

    Tiny Buddha is really awesome and helpful. Thanks for everything <3

  • Mark Rasmussen

    There’s a certain calmness I always feel that washes over me when an article really resonates with me. For that, Thank You Lori and to your writers. Know it is greatly appreciated. I smile. 🙂

  • damook

    I enjoy getting emails from you with uplifting and thought provoke articles.

  • Kimberly

    I would love a copy of this book! As a therapist, it would be not only helpful for me but for my clients as well!

  • I need help changing bad habits that don’t serve me anymore!

  • Yes please!

  • Jodi

    I love Tiny Budda, always so much insight

  • I read your posts and get inspired every day!

  • JC

    There are so many days when reading Tiny Buddha’s post have cheered me up!

  • Emily

    I look to TInyBuddha on the daily to warm my heart and set me straight. Thank you for creating such a positive and loving community for us 🙂 ~Emily

  • kimberlybischoff

    Tiny Buddha is the calm in the middle of my day – it always brings me to a new way of thinking

  • I look forward to your tweets every day, they make my day that much brighter. 🙂 Thank you for that.

  • Dawn

    Your messages help me so much! Thank you!

  • Amanda

    Tiny Buddha is so helpful & insightful. I love the email newsletter because there is always an article that pertains to shift I’ve had during the very same week. Also read the posts about letting go because it really resonates with me. Thanks so much to you Lori & all your writers 🙂

  • L’Tanya

    I can always read something on the site that comforts me. Thanks.

  • Lisa

    What a generous gesture. I’d like to see a copy, I’m sure I have several people on my list who would appreciate the content!

  • Kyle

    Would love to give this book to a friend in need! Much Love!

  • Jennifer

    tiny buddha often starts my day or serves as a writing prompt for my writing practice. I am so glad we found each other! Thanks.–Jen

  • BeLovelyToo

    Your emails and posts make my day. Thank you for bringing calmness to busy days! 🙂 Namaste.

  • Summer Jessee

    Hey Lori! Would love this book! Thanks for doing what you do 🙂

  • Michelle M

    Thank you so much for doing this!

  • Jennifer O.

    I do need more Tiny Buddha in my day. (Thank you for the opportunity!)

  • Nadia

    Awesome giveaway! I love your sight – it always inspires me. Thanks!

  • Beth

    I’d love to have a copy of Tiny Buddha on my bookshelf, so I can come back to it again and again when I need a good pep talk!

  • Many days I feel the Tiny Buddha posts are written specifically to me!

  • spirit1105

    I love Tina Buddha. I save most of the posts in my ‘Tiny Buddha’ file. My intention has been to print them out and put them in a binder – but alas, I procrastinate. It would be great to have the book!

  • kaname650

    I’d love to win this book! Perfect to read during or after the hectic holiday season.

  • A copy of Tiny Buddha would compliment my book collection, as well as enlighten me each time I pick it up. I’d be so grateful if I won.

  • Tanyamoon

    Glad to know about this! Would love a copy!


    Best Gift Ever for people who need to have Inner Peace and Humble Feelings towards Others!
    Thank U
    Patricia Charry

  • Atreau

    I would love a copy!

  • Sandie Blair

    I read you everyday-thank you for your insight!

  • Mika

    I look forward to your posts EVERY DAY. Having these words of wisdom at my fingertips would make me a happy girl!

  • Sonal

    2012 has been a crazy, stressful, and amazing year. I’d love to enter 2013 with some peace and wisdom.

  • Suzan

    I have been debating the meaning/purpose of life in general. I think this book could shed some light.

  • Kim

    Would love to have this book as a way to share the tiny buddha wisdom with friends!

  • Always enjoy your tweets and posts. Would love the book.

  • Would love to have this on my desk at work to share/inspire folks who pass by.

  • Following the @tinybuddha feed has been a delight from day one. The articles often brings a bit of light to my dark days. Thank you! 🙂

  • I look forward to your articles and tweets. I’d love to add this book to my library! Thank you for offering this giveaway =).

  • drshannon

    Such a great book! I’ll be ordering them for holiday gifs.

  • Emily

    Love this site and would love to win this book – thank you!

  • amanda

    i enjoy reading tiny buddha in my email…almost…every day and would love to have the book. that said, some honest feedback: i sometimes read poorly written/edited posts filled with fluff, and too often they include numbered lists which seem to suggest, do x, y, z in this order and you will be eternally happy. Less fluff, better editing, and fewer lists, please.

  • Jennifer Hourani

    I think what you’re doing is really beautiful and relevant. At a time when we’re all lost in this abstract world of infinite choices and possibilities, we have a million resources to access news, consumer products, where to eat, what alcohol to like, what car to buy.. and rarely do we come across a source that helps us learn how to learn, live, love, and be at peace with ourselves. You’re a cosmic gift to us all, Lori!

  • I love your posts and would love to see them in book form.

  • Kay

    Without this blog, I would have given up my adventure( moving back to the uk from NZ). I came out 6 months before my husband to start a new life, a new job and an adventure, but oh how I missed him, my friends and my children. I so nearly packed my bags and went back, but I read these inspirational blogs and it gave me the feeling that I can do it alone, I am strong and if I run back to my comfort zone, initially it would be lovely but I would be back at square one. Instead I have grown, developed and become a stronger independent person. All I can say is without these words of wisdom is old be a lesser person. Thank you.

  • I’ve learned, loved, and listened to the daily posts…would love to read the book!

  • Kristina

    I would love to win a copy of the book!

  • Mika P.

    Uplifting wisdom for every type of day. It is so great to see beyond what’s in front of you; develop a deeper understanding of what life throws at you and finding that joy at last. Thank you!

  • I love reading your posts of inspiration each day

  • Eileen

    love seeing tiny buddha in my email!! the articles are always very timely!!

  • tina

    I would love to have this book..I come to this site daily for inspiration.

  • Maddie Cox

    I would really like a copy of this book. I’ve done a lot of thinking this year as I’ve got out of a toxic relationship with a narcissist. This site has been incredibly insightful and useful and helped me to get to grips with things.

  • nansikay

    Love giveaways, and love tiny buddha!

  • I want the book…please

  • Nancy M

    I love Tiny Buddha and I love books! -=D

  • Chris Whiteford

    Thanks for the contest offer, great book.

  • Jasper Eenhoorn

    I absolutely love this site and am very excited about the book!

  • Jeet

    I would love to win a copy of this book! 🙂

  • Chrysalis

    What an uncanny sixth sense. These articles and undoubtedly the reflections contained in these books would have a butterfly effect to save me from myself and help the universe to be a better place. Thanks for the newsletters as they are invaluable. I was going to buy this, but can’t find my replaced credit card which I have subconsciously hidden from myself (to avoid spending, however I will plan to buy this regardless). I realise I feel supported from all these sharings. This is synergy at its best.

  • Noelle

    Love the updates and the idea of tweets helping shape the book – would love a copy

  • Becca

    Thanks for this opportunity !!

  • Zahida

    Tiny Buddha is amazing as I’m sure the book will be too.

  • Wow! I can’t wait to read your book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

  • Dustin

    Great idea. Looks like an inspiring, beautiful book!

  • dblur

    I’ve had a series of events happen this year, reading your blog had really helped me identify and sculpt a way of life that works for me. Keep up the good work, regardless of who wins your content is golden. <3

  • Carla

    often feel like the words of comfort and wisdom on this site are
    personally written for me and sent by special delivery when I need it
    most. Thanks for being a great friend xx Good luck to all in the competition

    about an hour ago · Like

  • Julie Cobian

    I look forward each day to reading my Tiny Buddha. Thank you for your stories of wisdom and quoted which inspire me to become a better person.

  • Steph

    Sweet tweets!

  • keri


  • Danté Johnson

    This is such a great site and book. Thank you for all you do. 念仏.

  • Sandy K.

    Thank you for thie great gift and opportunity to change peoples life!

  • Isabella

    You offer such inspiration. Thank you

  • Jeffrey Lee

    I would love one please and thank you. Thank you again for all the wonderful wisdom 🙂

  • Thank you for what you do and the amazing offer.

  • Ming

    I love reading all your inspiring articles. It made a positive difference in my life.

  • Bridge

    Hearing other people’s personal journey’s helps you navigate your own way through, it has been insightful and humbling, thank you.

  • I wold love a copy. Thank you for the wonderful articles that give me more courage and understanding everyday.

  • Marie

    Thank you for all you do. Namaste.

  • Rebecca M.

    I really enjoy all the inspirational quotes. Good stuff.

  • Jojo

    Your messages are always timely. Why is that?

  • Sooby

    Thank you so much for your amazingly positive messages of wisdom… What an inspiration you are 🙂

  • VW

    I enjoy receiving your emails & posts. I’m so grateful you take the time to post & are able to find the inspiration to continue doing so.

  • Jessminda

    Tiny Buddha, you always seem to know just what i need to reach each morning to make my day brighter. Thank you!

  • Elizabeth L

    The daily posts on Tiny Buddha and thoughtful discussions that follow in the comments section often offer me illumination in dealing with very difficult circumstances, helping me to see them in a different light, expanding the lens, so tp speak, on my view of the world. I appreciate all you do, thanks for offering your book as a giveaway!

  • Suzanne

    Gave this book to my daughter who was out of the country studying last January & she tells me all the time how much she enjoys it. Your posts are nearly always spot-on for me – I look forward to them!

  • michelle

    I have recently discovered your site and book and I am very excited about reading the book.

  • Pam Jones

    Interesting that you mentioned diverting yourself to the coffee shop – life does get you where to go and if you can listen (even to the music) to it, your next step will become more clear. Easier said than done. I’m now facing the fact that my self employment businesses died, I need to find employment with a steady paycheck this time, and I have to move. I don’t want to do any of those things, but your post made me recognize the opportunities represented by this situation. Cheers!

  • To understand more of life’s eternal mysteries is to understand.

  • Lill

    I would love to read this! I just found you and will be exploring

  • Lana Davis

    The Tiny Buddha is truly an amazing site! It has made so many things clearer in my journey of life. It has brought light to see things from a different perspective.Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all that you post.

  • Karla Gutierrez-Pugh

    This book would help me out a lot.

  • Thank you for allowing your big, beautiful light to shine so brightly upon this world. I am grateful for you and I thank you for your daily inspiration. {{hugs}}

  • I have learned alot by reading your emails. I would love to read the book too.

  • The tiny buddha emails are a deep, fresh, cleansing breath in my day. Thank you.

  • Christy V

    I’d love a little inspirational reading!

  • KimG

    I love reading your e-mails everyday….many help me get thru the day!

  • loving your work, i look forward to the emails coming and every time they arrive i have a big smile on my face ….. so inspiring 🙂

  • Mansi

    hope to get tiny wisdom in my life!!

  • Tiny Buddha emails bring me peace and direction each day. Thanks for postings.

  • Love your daily inspirations!!

  • Christle

    Thank you for creating this site and sharing such wisdom to the world! Namaste.

  • Prairigrl

    I would really love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Paige

    Tiny Buddha is so full of incredible wisdom and insite that I can only imagine how great this book is!

  • This website along gets me through the day. It teaches me eachday to forget the bs and love everything around you.. ..

  • friend forever


    Thank you so MUCH for presenting this opportunity to Tiny Buddha readers! I think it’s the PERFECT Christmas and New Year gift. Insights on life’s real questions to help you really celebrate life at this time of festivity.
    I always look forward to these giveaways. They introduce new book titles. I got to know about ‘The Happiness Project’ from here only.
    Cheers! 🙂

  • Kristin

    I look forward to my e-mail each day and would love to add this book to my library. You have been so helpful in my deeper understanding of mindfulness therapy.

  • James

    Awesome site. It is my homepage

  • tymckz

    I’d love a book! Thanks for all your work. You help me so much.

  • Sherrie

    I appreciate that you send these regular emails. It helps me find my center, and remember what is really important. A book giveaway, what a fun and abundant gift.

  • I love following TinyBuddha articles in my e-mail and via Facebook. I almost always gain insight to problems going on in my life. Thank you!

  • Libby Treat

    Looks like a wonderful book. 🙂

  • Kate

    Thank you for this opportunity. Tiny Buddha helps me remember daily to quiet myself enough to hear the messages that are presented to me. The inspiration of mindfulness is helping me now during a challenging time. Namaste.

  • Trish

    I plan to purchase a couple copies for a friend and a family member, but would love the opportunity to win one for myself. Thanks so much!

  • bree

    Generosity, given and received is an uplifting gift to the spirit:)

  • Lubia N.M.

    I absolutely love the Tiny Buddah site. The ideas and articles I have read through this site have served a daily inspiration and motiation. I would love to own the wonderful book.

  • Rebecca

    This looks great – I’d love to get a copy of it!

  • Delores

    Lori, I found your blog by divine intervention several months ago and have been receiving your daily emails ever since, It always astounds me (although I should know better by now) that when I am having a particularly hard day or trying to figure out how to deal with something, in comes your email with the exact advice I need for that moment. Again, I say, divine intervention. Thank you for sharing and thank you for this contest.

  • Darlene

    My boss periodically sent us links from “Tiny Buddha” and now I’ve added to my own lists including being a follower on Twitter. Love it!

    Have a great day 🙂

  • I could really use this book!

  • Every week it seems like the Tiny Buddha articles offer something that addresses something I am working on in the moment. It’s truly amazing – like you or the universe has read my mind and is offering me support. I have also shared your articles and website with other friends and families. Thanks so much for becoming such a support in my life – I look forward to my inbox every Friday!

  • I would definitely love to read this book. I’d buy it, but I’m living very frugally right now. I also hope to contribute to your website! Goal for 2013.

  • Dawn

    Thanks for the weekly emails – always look forward to them!

  • Sarah

    What a great contest! Thank you for offering the book!

  • melody

    I have read parts of this great little book; would like to own it. I admire your dedication to this site and helping others.

  • Georgina hannay

    I have neglected my spiritual side, and have been lost in illness and depression. Then i found this weekly aps for my phone. Sooo synchronistic to what i need to hear atm, this has grounded me and brought more balance back into my life. I have shared this app with everyone in my group therapy. Thank you. Namaste’

  • anona mouse.p

    I will love reading the book to aid my wish to experience peace of mind, regardless of my circumstances. Thank you for this opportunity to win a copy of the book. Namaste x!

  • I would love to win the book; I can use the wisdom and spirituality.

  • Thank you so much for this blog and for all of your amazing guest writers.

  • SCWSecret


  • I always enjoy getting Tiny Buddha in my inbox. I’ve tweeted and commented. I can’t wait to win! =)

  • Jim Harmon

    If I could incorporate just 10% of the great suggestions in the articles, my life would be so much different (and better!). I’d love to have the book!

  • Jayasena Cooray.

    I get ‘Tiny Buddha’ e-mails regularly, very simple and good readings. I forward these e-mails to my friends. Many thanks.

  • Just added this to my wishlist. Would make a wonderful gift for several of my gfs and I.

  • Christina P.

    I first found Tiny Buddah after scouring the web for advice on moving past a breakup and I’ve been hooked since. Now I just need the book in my hands to really brighten my holiday season!

  • alice

    tiny buddha is like my daily sugar

    no mindless pep-talk nor out of space guru vibes
    just what we need to get up our hypes

    I’d very much like a book and think that I’d be hooked

    …or so 😉
    Thanks and keep it up!

  • Jo

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  • A98

    Reading the site has changed my life. Can’t wait to read the book.

    Thank you

  • Danielle

    Thank you for your love and light <3

  • xanthi

    great way to make us smile with this offer,thanx

  • Erik

    Just happened to find your book in the library!

  • Roz

    I heard this was a great site, gonna give it a whirl

  • I look forward to reading the Tiny Buddha every day. It is most inspiring!

  • Paula

    Without this knowledge , life would be so hard, and misunderstood . X

  • As a yoga teacher and practitioner, I find your writing “simply profound!”

  • amazingone:)

    thanks a ton lori :)))))
    for u doing such a wonderful work and thanks all the members here who share their experiences in order to motivate everybody here !!
    thanks universe for showing me tiny buddha wow its so peaceful and beautiful to be here:)))

  • Chana

    This book sounds like it has a the answers that I have been looking for and how to let it all go.

  • Silvermoon

    Interested in what the answers were to those questions!

  • Melissa

    Tiny Buddha helps me get through my days, thank you.

  • Thank you especially for your guide 92 life lessons I was reading it above the clouds on the plain and it moved me many times!!!! 🙂

  • Tiny Buddha is truly an inspirational site. Thank you and make it a great day!

  • Daisy

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Thank you for the wonderful site and contest offer <3

  • Guest

    What fabulous inspiration! Looking forward to reading 🙂 X

  • Fabulous inspiration! Looking forward to my next read! X

  • Cathy

    Oh my goodness, Lori, your book!!!! (do you think your tiny ebook wisdom series will become a book??) – you offer SUCH inspiration!!

  • Thanks for creating such an insightful site Lorie! And thanks for running this contest as well! Appreciate all that you do here. 🙂

  • Sorry! Misspelled your name! Meat *Lori

  • greendog

    Thanks for your generosity.

  • Cj Coleman

    Thank u so much for sharing your experiences and lessons learned with us. One or rather those that seek anwsers & solutions are very fortunate to and receive your wisdom, advice and just good orderly direction. May God bless u and your staff abundantly . Merry Christmas!

    Cj Coleman

  • Anoifnworb

    I have found TIny Buddha at a very difficult time in my life. The blogs and posts are so meaningful and inspirational and have helped me hugely during a time of serious reflection about life and relationships. It’s good to know we all travel these difficult paths and are not alone. Thank you for being there. With love and peace this festive season.

  • Irina

    I am interested in finding some answers 🙂

  • i hope i can get this gift. Thank you

  • Marybeth

    I really appreciate the daily emails and often forward them to my best friend. I have learned so much about myself this year, and I am excited about the coming year. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

  • Megan

    This is a daily ritual for me, reading posts and now sharing them with my friends. Thank you

  • Charlene Gary

    thanks for the offer. I appreciate all that you do.

  • Iky

    Live, learn and let go. Thank you Tiny Buddha x P.s i’d love to be chosen for the giveaway 🙂

  • jennifer

    Great idea to do a giveaway

  • Laura

    I’ve just found this website and I am so happy I did! Thank you.

  • Thanks for creating Tiny Buddha. It’s guided me throughout these last 14 months and helped me in so many ways I really can’t tell. I’m eternally thankful I saw one of your articles on a friend’s facebook one day and that led me to became a fan. My life has never been easy, and I still have so much to learn, but getting your daily newsletter has been a big turning point for me. Thanks to all the people who write on this blog. It’s beautiful how we are all connected, and how what someone writes on a website like this can greatly help another person on the other side of the world.

  • Jlbest86

    Happy Holidays!

  • On a journey of mindfulness, recognition and enjoying connectedness/ fabulous realities of life would make an excellent read.

  • Daddio

    Thanks great stuff

  • DancesWithHooves

    Awesome! I’d love a copy! RT via @danceswifhooves

  • Shiela

    I love Tiny buddha because of its inspiring and living words! <3

  • Tiny buddha always reminds me about the path I am on & brings me back when I stray

  • DancesWithHooves

    Awesome! I’d love a copy! RT via @danceswifhooves

  • mia pachal

    Adds some sunshine to life…

  • Amanda

    I love receiving Tiny Buddha in my Inbox at work, and I’ve used many of the points in my own Wellbeing sessions at work. Thank you! 😉

  • Jensen

    Reading the Tiny Buddha blog every day has helped me through my depression. Thank you.

  • Yes please!

  • kristen

    The tiny buddha email is one of my favorite parts of every week. I’d love to read the book.

  • Samantha Sutherland

    Thank you for the inspirational emails I receive each week!!xx

  • Thank you!

  • I feel lucky. Thanks for the contest.

  • Tomo

    I give it a try ♥

  • Melissa

    Love TIny Buddha! Thank you. 🙂

  • Tiny Buddha is my very favorite blog!

  • Sue

    I am very excited for this!

  • jessicalee

    “Change habits that have not served you well…” ah ha.

  • Jeni♥

    Tiny Buddha has been so inspiring to me. I feel that it has opened my soul to many great understandings and has helped me realize the person l am. Thank you Tiny Buddha.♥

  • you have such amazing insight,thank you for sharing!

  • KatyT

    Tiny Buddha has become a part of my work tool kit! These articles have been a great resource in navigating tough challenges!

  • Just discovered Tiny Buddha. Love it.

  • drea

    I read them everyday in my email wish they came in a lil book I love it.

  • Tom Owens

    NOW is one of the greatest gifts we all have. It’s one of the best tools for working on any situation. Your uplifting blog reminds me that with each post. Lori, your words are an enduring gift.

  • Emily

    i love tiny buddha!

  • Two things made me smile today — seeing a shooting star on my way in to work, and receiving my regular dose of Tiny Buddha! Thank you so much for all that you do — you truly are an inspiration! <3

  • Logan

    Something that made me smile today…my sculpture teacher sent out emails to my class with a quote at the end:

    “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”
    Norman Vincent Peale

  • Logan

    Perusing the Tiny Buddha website always clears my mind. Thanks for the inspiration and peace.

  • Jopalis

    I loved this article. It is especially poignant for me with what I am going through lately. I have subscribed and liked you on Facebook and would love to get the book…..

  • Bernadette

    Your daily emails are always with some bits of inspiration, if not all of them . . . excellent timing for this as well. Food for thought.

  • Brenda Lovette

    I would love to win this book! Each Tiny Buddha post has taken care of my soul this year!!

  • Erica

    You’re amazing, Lori! I tweeted at @yankwoachain 🙂

  • Shen

    Today I noticed that gradually Sally, my favorite hen, had lost the feathers that the sun had bleached brown (instead of black) and suddenly I noticed she has pretty new feathers. This reminded me to celebrate the small changes for the better in my life. One day I hope to have new feathers like Sally the hen.

  • Kim T

    I love the idea of getting so many different perspectives on such widely interpreted questions. Sounds like an awesome book!

  • Adriana

    I would like to have one!

  • Kim

    What made me smile today was hearing that my best friend is leaving the hospital and is on the road to recovery! : )

  • Nicola

    I could not stop smiling and laughing after hearing my 2 year old nephew quite clearly voice “I AM DONE” after an all day holiday shopping adventure. He then started giggling uncontrollably when I started laughing. Hearing a child giggle like that is absolutely my favorite sound and definitely makes my day.

  • I like the few ideas that I’ll learn already

  • H

    You’re an inspiration! I’m grateful to have come across your site!! Thank you!

  • Mandy

    I’m really struggling with happiness right now. I don’t know if it’s the business of the holiday season, or the gloomy winter days, but I could really use this book.

  • Thanks for the inspiring posts and the opportunity to win a copy of your book.

  • kat

    Blessings, and thank you ~

  • Love your daily messages, always helpful.

  • Aravind

    cant wait to get my hands on it.

  • Mark

    You are my daily read

  • Lois

    I’m a loyal fan of Tiny Buddha and would love to receive this book.

  • Krispyk

    My boyfriend, after dropping me off at the airport, drove home and back to the airport to bring me my passport, which I had forgotten. He does so much for me and I’m grateful.

  • hpleazer

    Thank you

  • Mj

    If I don’t win I will be buying the book anyways.

  • Sandy

    It’s been a tough year – much sadness and loss for me and my family. Would be wonderful to be able to read such an inspirational, informative book. Thank you for the contest offer.

  • Receiving a video text from my great niece reciting something I o.taught her a few months ago when I was visiting. It put the biggest smile on my face and my heart was full of joy. It came at the perfect time. I was not having a very good day and was feeling rather down. It changed my entire attitude and I was reminded how truly grateful I am for the :opportunity I had to spend time with my family.

  • Kat

    The thing that made me smile today was to see my best friend really smile and laugh for the first time in a long time as she suffers from severe depression. Plus knowing shes finally getting better! 🙂 xx

  • biglove

    We spent the day with our daughter. I got to hear her laugh, see her smile & get a hug and kiss that was prompted by her love for me as her dad. My smile was the outward expression of the love and happiness I experienced today.

  • Amanda DeBoer

    I would love to win the book. I am trying to find my purpose in life, and your web site provides so many inspiring articles that make me feel like I am not alone in my troubles. I would love to learn from the book and read more about life perspectives from others.

  • Nikki A

    My 6 yr old son at random times says “I love you mama!”…he just did while playing his new video game sitting next to me…:)

  • Nikki A

    that always makes me smile 🙂

  • Jennie

    Watching my husband do Kundalini yoga with me today:)

  • Yash

    n the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?

  • Listening to a hand bell ensemble play Christmas music on the way to work,

  • Thursday

    Thank you Lori, I can’t express how much I look forward to Tiny Buddha each day. I recently ended a five year relationship and was mending and feeling much stronger until a bit of a relapse this weekend. Your timely post reminded me of why I am no longer in that relationship and why this is the right choice. Thank you for sending what I need exactly when I needed it.

  • My husband and I check the blog every morning before we start our days – You help us to keep perspective and grow as individuals and a couple. Thank you.

  • Jay

    What made me smile today? My housemate making us pancakes for brunch on the first day of our holiday!! The house still smells great!

  • Jigz

    Just came across this blog last week and addictive to this. I read 1 entry in my daily commute now. Started seeing many things clearly and evaluating my situations with mindfulness to avoid sad result at the end. I guess, it all starts within us, how we process, understand and react in every situation. Content on this blog had helped me refine my understanding and reaction in just 1 week.

    Thanks Lori for great content on this blog and looking forward to read and learn more from this. Thanks for offering a chance to participate in this giveaway contest as well.

  • Anastasia

    Thanks for the writing Lori, thanks for this website, Thanks for everything.
    I open TinyBuddha everyday in the morning before meditation, its the first thing I do after I wake up and the last thing I did before I go to sleep.
    Thanks for all the positive feeds.
    You dont know how big Tiny Buddha helps my “craving-for-wisdom-soul”.

    Thankyou ! Thankyou !! Thankyou everyone, everybody ! 😀

    Kind Regards from Indonesia 🙂

  • Would love a copy of your great publication!!!

  • Lori

    I love this site and would love to win the book!

  • Joy

    I love this site, and learn a lot from the articles. Thank you. Love!

  • Tabatha

    would love to win this book!

  • Samantha

    The book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Guest

    I’m new to Tiny Buddha this week, receiving the ‘dailies’ and finding them very inspiring. Thanks to all who make it happen.

  • Jeff

    Have enjoyed your weekly emails since being introduced to them about 15 months ago.

  • jenny

    Thanks for the giveaway! It brought a smile to my face! 🙂

  • Paula

    Namaste! What a blessing that I found this site! Thank you for being you!

  • Thank you for offering enlightenment in a tiny package of truths!

  • Trish

    I have really enjoyed visiting this site and sharing the blogs with others. Now I’ve subscribed to the email list, so I won’t miss a single entry; thank you!!

  • Rose

    Just reading your blog inspires me!

  • Shu Chern

    Terima Kasih from Malaysia! Your email letters have been most enlightning for
    Me.. Thank you Lori!

  • How wonderfully generous of you to offer this giveaway. Thank you. And much love and light to all throughout the myriad of holiday celebrations, and into 2013. Namaste.

  • Kari

    This is one of the most inspiration sites. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks!

  • Tamara

    Love what you are creating.

  • Stephen Michael Light

    I smiled at my new Bloom Dragon I hatched on Dragonvale. Too cute. Love & Courage

  • Shirley Richard

    I really do enjoy your website. I think your articles are of subjects I really need in my life. Thank you so much.

  • Came across your site from a referral link at Finer Minds. Your post on forgiveness was inspired and divine, at least for me, and it opened my mind up to now wanting to take the steps to forgive…With deep gratitude….

  • prairigrl

    Thanks. I would love to read your book! 🙂

  • Ginca

    Thank you for the daily dose of wisdom

  • Lauren Saggio

    your e-letter titled about being beautiful made me smile

  • Acec

    This site has been such a great help – thank you Lori.

  • erica

    Love this site – ty!

  • EE

    Books like this are one of my go-to strategies when I’m going through a depression. Thank you for creating it.

  • Lorena Dinger

    I’ve just discovered this website, and it looks very useful. I’d love to check out the book as well.

  • Krystallina Paramithi

    Wow I think I need this book!

  • Laura

    Looking forward to this read. A friend turned me on to your site. Thank you!

  • Laura

    Today’s smile: It’s snowing!