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Daily Happiness Journal #79
6th November 2020

In this email:

  • Food for thought: Power of Persuasion
  • Picture of the day: Golden Web
  • Daily Funny: Lemon Drop
  • Daily Happiness: Purrrr...
  • Daily Quote by Dorothee Solle
  • Writing Blog: Surprise Characters

    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

    Power of Persuasion

    It is better to use persuasion instead of ordering people to do things. Acts of kindness, a smile, a friendly word can work wonders. Inside each person is pride that opposes being ordering around and tyrannical behaviour.

    Always remember that even if you are in a position where you can give orders, you cannot force anyone to respect you.

    Picture of the day
    Golden Web

    It was the last warm day of summer in August. We were sitting on the porch of our summer cottage and the sun was slowly rolling down towards the horizon. The last rays of light revealed a spider web above us, and painted it pure gold. The web was quite small, and perfect in shape. During the day I had not noticed it at all.

    (I know many people aren't exactly fond of spiders, but I have always found them interesting. I save spiders from harm. And it is good to remember that according to one estimate: if all the spiders disappeared suddenly, the earth would be covered by a 1m deep mat of insects in a week...)

    Daily Funny
    Lemon Drop

    How do you make a lemon drop?

    Just let it fall.

    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


    Our Abyssinian cat keeps me company while I work in my home office.  She loves to curl under my table lamp.


    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

    “Death is what takes place within us when we look upon others not as gift, blessing, or stimulus but as threat, danger, competition.”

    -- Dorothee Solle

    Writing Blog / Surprise Characters

    It is quite interesting when I have carefully planned a plot to a story and then a surprise character writes themselves into it. Now I need to figure out what to do with Time Walker team's Anna's (the weaver who can take people to the past) husband who appeared into the story in Nephilim Quest 4...

    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.  

    Leenasbooks on Payhip
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    Leenasbooks / Leena Maria

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