143 pages / October, 2010 / 952 yen (w/o tax)
The huge bestseller that sold 5 million copies in North America and 1.7 million copies in Japan becomes a comic!
The comic-book version of the bestseller that touched people from 11 to 94 has arrived. Everyone worries and gets frustrated about things in their everyday lives. This book is packed with practical hints about how not to get caught up in those small things. A canine doctor from above gives humans the gift of living with a serene feeling of happiness. In his gentle way, the dog helps stressed-out people who worry about one thing or another. It makes a great gift!
1. Make Peace with Imperfection
2. Let Go of the Idea That Gentle, Relaxed People Can’t Be Superachievers
3. Be Aware of the Snowball Effect of Your Thinking
4. Remind Yourself That When You Die, Your “In Basket” Won’t Be Empty
5. Learn to Live in the Present Moment
6. Become More Patient
7. Argue for Your Limitations and They’re Yours
8. Think of What You Have Instead of What You Want
9. Remember That You Become What You Practice Most
How do you turn a million-selling book into a comic? After a lot of worrying, the answer I came up with was to “be faithful to the original.” I decided to complete one story on each two-page spread, and construct each episode based on the original, but the thing I was worried about was the characters. I chose from among a cat, rabbit, alien, and various other characters, settling on something from above that comes to teach people who are “sweating the small stuff” that it is “all small stuff.” This canine doctor turned out to be a very cute, healing character.