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Daily Happiness Journal #83
24th November 2020

In this email:

  • Food for thought: Bowl of Perfect Light
  • Picture of the day: Yellow and Turquoise
  • Daily Funny: Nobel Prize
  • Daily Happiness: Yoga Elf
  • Daily Quote by Suzy Kassem
  • Writing Blog: Pharaoh's Horse

    I hope this little email will uplift and encourage you to see the good things all around you. (I will post these during weekdays between Monday-Friday when I have to time to write them from my MA studies and day job)

    Food for Thought

    Bowl of Perfect Light

    “Each child born has at birth, a Bowl of Perfect Light. If he tends his Light, it will grow in strength, and he can do all things — swim with the shark, fly with the birds, know and understand all things.

    If, however, he become envious or jealous, he drops a stone into his Bowl of Light and some of the Light goes out. Light and the stone cannot hold the same space. If he continues to put stones in the Bowl of Light, the Light will go out, and he will become a stone. A stone does not grow, nor does it move.

    If at anytime he tires of being a stone, all he needs to do is turn the bowl upside down and the stones will fall away, and the Light will grow once more.”

    words of Tutu Kaeli’ohe ne’ekoa of Molokai’i  in Tales of the Night Rainbow, by Koko Willis and Pali Jae Lee

    Picture of the day
    Yellow and Turquoise

    Finland is definitely colourful during the winter. Namely the colours are more or less black, grey and... well, more grey. Unless the snow falls. Then we can add white to the mix. Delightful, don't you think?

    I took this photo some years back on a cruise ship on the Baltic Sea. In November. When all was dark, wet and grey. Seeing such beautiful colours feels almost like a physical relief. 

    We actually celebrating Grayest Day of the Year on the second Saturday of Novermber. We drink grey drinks, wear grey and hope it will be foggy so it would be grey.

    Yes, I know. We Finns are strange.

    Daily Funny
    Nobel Prize

    Why did the scarecrow win a Nobel prize?

    Because he was outstanding in his field.

    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

    Yoga Elf

    I wasn't going to put up any Christmas decorations yet (I am one of those people who like to start the approach to Christmas in December - not in September / October when first decorations start sneaking in on stores...). I was cleaning a cupboard and found this little Yoga Elf. I like yoga, and figured that nah - it is not too Christmassy. So I placed it in our living room. Cute, isn't he?


    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

    Life is no different than the weather. 

    Not only is it unpredictable, 

    but it shows us a new perspective of the world every day.

    - Suzy Kassem

    Writing Blog / Pharaoh's Horse

    I spent two hours writing a story I had in mind for some time now. It is a children’s story, and it is about ancient Egypt. I plan to illustrate it - not in such a cartoon-style as Mr Mummific, but in a more fairytale-kind of style. 

    I used to be a horse artist, painting nothing but horses for years. So now I can combine three passions of mine: writing a childrens’ book about ancient Egypt, illustrate it - and paint horses. The name of the story is ”Pharaoh’s Horse.” Perhaps I will post some illustrations when I have time to paint them first.

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    I sell my books directly too. The ebooks are cheap to buy and the big e-stores don't share much of the price with the authors. That is why I have downloaded my books to Payhip - they don't take a commission which makes it easier for me to pay my editor, proofreader and cover designer.  

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