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Daily Happiness Journal 30
May 13th 2020

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

  • Food for thought: Envy
  • Picture of the day: Summer Field
  • Daily Funny: Seven cats
  • Daily Happiness: Cup of Coffee
  • Daily Quote about coffee

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

    Thought for the day

    Envy

    Have you ever felt envy? I bet you have. It doesn't feel good, does it?

    What can your envy tell you about yourself? Logically, it means the other person has achieved something you want too. Now, if we are not talking about envying someone winning the lottery, but about their achievements... Perhaps deep in your heart you know you just might have what that other person has, if you had done something about achieving it. And the longer you have postponed doing that something, the more the envy hurts. 

    We are taught envy is of no use, and will only make you bitter. I'd say quite the opposite, if we approach envy from another angle. If we let it show what we want deep inside, and start doing something about it, envy can be a stepping stone to a better life.

    Next time when you feel envy, why not write down exactly why you feel that way. And then write: make mind maps, draw charts, write sentences... all about how you could take your first step towards achieving that thing you feel so strongly about. Plan your steps, and start by taking the first one. 

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

    A calming view of a summer field. You can almost feel the warmth and brightness of a summer day.

    Happiness Journal / Summer Field -products
    Daily Funny
    Seven cats

    Teacher: “If I give you first two cats, and then another two, and yet another two, how many cats would you have?”

    Billy: “Seven”.

    Teacher: “Maybe you did not listen carefully. I repeat: f I give you first two cats, and then another two, and yet another two, how many cats would you have?”

    Billy: “Seven.”

    Teacher: “Let’s try in another way… If I gave you two apples, then another two and then another two, how many apples would you have?”

    Billy: “Six,”

    Teacher: “Very good. Now: if I give you first two cats, and then another two, and yet another two, how many cats would you have?”

    Billy: “Seven.”

    Teacher: “David, that is not correct. How do you keep getting seven cats?”

    Billy: “Because I already have one cat!”

    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!). 

    My email  for this is daily email is

    happinessjournal@yahoo.com

    Today's Happiness

    Cup of coffee

    After all that typing and researching to finish my yearly assignments for the MA in Egyptology studies I've had sleeping problems for a few days. Probably after effects of the stress and over-long days by the computer. 

    So like a good Hobbit I decided to have a Second Breakfast on my coffee break (working at my home office). Made a big mug of strong coffee, and took a piece of delicious bread on the side. Oh, even the smell of that good strong coffee... (And I don't mean filter coffee, I mean the darkest roast I can get from the store)

    Felt like a human again, after that mug.

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

    The email address for this daily post is happinessjournal@yahoo.com

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    Daily Quote

    "Coffee is a beverage that puts one asleep when not drank."

    - Alphonse Allais

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