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Daily Happiness Journal #45 May 28th 2020
May 1st 2020

In this email:

  • Food for thought: If not you, who? If not now, when?
  • Picture of the day: Wood
  • Daily Funny: Blondes and engineers
  • Daily Happiness: Egyptian Ducky
  • Daily Quote by Douglas Adams

    I hope this little email will uplift and encourage you to see the good things all around you.

    Thought for the day

    If not you, who? If not now, when?

    This quote is credited to a first century Jewish scholar Hillel. 

    It is brilliant enough to have survived two thousand years. 

    When you are procrastinating about something, and wanting to push the thing in need of doing into the future, stop.  

    Handle this now, and don't push it further. It will only eat your energies, even if you aren't actively thinking about it. Undone things are still in your subconscious mind, adding to the stress of an already busy life. 

    Are you the only one who can do it? If not, can and should it be done by someone else? If so, is it possible to delegate the task? Yes? Talk to them and ask. Or suggest it to someone who can then delegate the task further.

    If only you can do the task, but don't do it now, take your calendar and write a day when you return to the matter.  And then return to it. Take fifteen minutes to plan how to do it. And then write the necessary steps in time slots in your calendar.

    Planning how to do the thing in itself releases stress. Clearly planned dates and times when you return to the matter makes you feel organised, and planning how to approach the matter in smaller steps makes you see even big things are doable. 

    Planning is the key.

    Picture of the day
    Write down the positive things in your day, and let them lift your spirits

    I love wood. Maybe because my grandfather was a carpenter. I never met him, but the furniture he made is still there. This picture is of a cutting board made of pieces of solid wood. Too beautiful to ever use as a cutting board. It looks somewhat Japanese to me...

    Happiness Journal / Wood -products
    Daily Funny
    Blondes and Engineers

    Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A blonde walked by and asked what they were doing.

    "We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole," the first engineer said, "but we don't have a ladder."

    The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground.

    Then she took a tape measure from her handbag, took a measurement and announced, "Twenty one feet, six inches," and walked away.

    The other engineer shook his head and laughed, "Typical blonde! We ask for the height and she gives us the length!"

    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

    Egyptian Ducky and a needle

    Apparently my brother and I share a similar sense of humour. He was visiting London some time back and sent me a package with an ancient Egyptian rubber duck -lady and a needle.

    Took me about five seconds to begin laughing. If you are not into Egyptology: ever head of Cleopatra's Needle? If not, check it out...

    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

    One is never alone with a rubber duck.

    - Douglas Adams

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