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Daily Happiness Journal 29
May 12th 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: New routine
  • Picture of the day: Butterfly in  flower
  • Daily Funny: Optimist - pessimist - mother
  • Daily Happiness: Toy cars
  • Daily Quote by Oscar Wilde

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

    Thought for the day

    New routine

    Are we sitting at home now, waiting for the corona to pass so we can get on with our lives? Existing, waiting, reacting (and getting grumpier by the day, week, and month)? If so, don't stress over it. It is quite understandable. 

    I was just listening to another author's podcast.  She said she could not write a word in three weeks and suddenly realised it had to do with denial. Why bother creating new routines when surely this will pass quickly. But this may not be the case. So she made the decision to write again and has started creating that new routine to get things done (and has written so many words last week I am definitely envious).

    At some point this situation becomes the new normal. And then we should start living again. Doing things we can to make us feel better. Get off the couch and do something that lifts the spirits. Even if it is just one little thing. And do another tomorrow. And the day after that.

    Study. Draw. Write. Clean the house. Contact friends and family. Do crossword puzzles - or real puzzles. Write your memoirs (no, it is not a bad idea - if you write down what has happened in your life and try to make it into a story, you'll learn heaps about yourself - no one says you'll have to publish what you write). Watch comedies. How about colouring books? Or doing miniature models? Jewellery making?

    One day we will look back at all this and appreciate our freedom again. But even if we don't have it now, it doesn't stop us from living fully in the moment. If necessary, take your planner and jot down time to do something you enjoy. And then keep that appointment.

    Picture of the day
    Write down the positive things in your day, and let them lift your spirits
    Happiness Journal / Butterfly in a flower

    A pretty small tortoiseshell in a yellow flower in the countryside. I just love these warm colours.

    Happiness Journal / Butterfly -products
    Daily Funny
    Optimist - pessimist - mother

    Optimist: the glass is half full.

    Pessimist: the glass is half empty.

    Mother: Why didn’t you use a coaster!

    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

    Toy cars

    Here in our apartment building live many small children. Two little boys especially are fun to observe. They love cars (and any mechanical gadgets). And of course they also play with toy cars. Here they can leave their toys outside and find them there the next morning, ready to play. Seeing these little cars in a neat row made me smile - hope I see the children playing tomorrow again.

    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

    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

    - Oscar Wilde

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