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Daily Happiness Journal #63
June 18th 2020

In this email:

  • Food for thought: Violence
  • Picture of the day: Pink Heart
  • Daily Funny: Overweight
  • Daily Happiness: Beagle Puppy
  • Daily Quote by Alice Walker
  • Quote from Nephilim Quest 1 / Shadowhunter

    I hope this little email (posted Monday-Friday) will uplift and encourage you to see the good things all around you.

    Food for Thought


    "Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem; it merely creates new and more complicated ones. Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Picture of the day
    Write down the positive things in your day, and let them lift your spirits
    Happiness Journal / Pink Heart

    Two old apple trees in a summer field. There are usually sheep in this pasture quite near to where I live. They love to stay in the shade of these trees when it is hot.

    Happiness Journal / Pink heart -products
    Daily Funny

    "You know, doctor... I've become a bit overweight in certain places..."

    "Well maybe you should avoid those places, then."

    Do you have a funny story you would like to see published in this letter? An event, what someone said? If so, send me your funny story in an email 

    (I especially love the funny things children say!). 

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    Today's Happiness

    Beagle Puppy

    This photo was taken by my husband. One of his coworkers had got a new family member. Isn't she the cutest?

    What made you happy today? Send a note and tell, if you wish to share your little happy moment with others.

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    Daily Quote

    “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

    - Alice Walker

    Quote from Nephilim Quest 1 / Shadowhunter

    The shadow sniffed one more time, letting its nose drink in the scent of the dog. Yes, this was the dog that had tried to wake up the girl bleeding by the roadside. He remembered the smell, and the sound of the little dog's whimpers. And there were other scents too, a young woman's… And of someone else as well… This familiarity of this scent made the shadow uneasy, though it did not know why.

    Still, finally, there was a trail.

    Soundlessly the shadow turned and followed the scent and heavy breathing of the small animal, and the occasional spoken word between the two people, careful not to make a noise and to stay downwind. It soon came to a forest path that led to a weather-beaten old hut, and waited behind it, deep in the shadows of the forest until the humans and the dog had settled. Then it drew closer, without making a sound. It moved only as far as it took to see the girl sitting in front of the shed.

    A slight breeze blew from the direction of the hut directly to the nostrils of the shadow. The smell of roses - perhaps it was the scent of the girl's soap or shampoo. And underneath it all the unmistakable scent of jasmine, with a touch of cinnamon. They had their individual scent, but usually the cinnamon undertone was there. That is how they spotted the maturing young of her kind.

    If she was the one sought by the ancient mind, she could not escape the shadow after this, not once it knew her scent.

    - Leena Maria / Nephilm Quest 1 / Shadowhunter / Chapter Three: Shadow on the Trail

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    If you prefer to write a short happy note each day, I have created planners for this effect. You can write your daily happiness in the squares of the weekly spread - and plan future happiness using the monthly pages. There are even happy (repositionable) stickers included in the planner.

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