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Daily Happiness Journal 33
May 16th 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: Is it true? Is it kind?
  • Picture of the day: Pink Leaves
  • Daily Funny: Switzerland
  • Daily Happiness: Book about Ancient Egypt
  • Daily Quote by Henry James

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

    Thought for the day

    Is it true? Is it kind?

    This quote has been accredited to many sayers, so I just chose one:

    "Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.

    - Bernard Meltzer"

    Now there is profound wisdom in these words... When listening (and taking part) in discussions, how easy it is to agree with someone who is judging someone else. Really - they want you to be of the same opinion and it feels easier to just nod and agree. It takes self-control to not go with the flow of discussion. And if you cannot think of any way to turn the discussion to a more positive direction, maybe it is best to say nothing. (Or better yet - leave the discussion if possible).

    I think it would be a great idea to keep the above quote somewhere where it can been seen often. 

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it helpful?

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

    There is a football stadium not far from us and we were walking there to see the local club play. It was September and the leaves had started to turn into red and yellow colours. These leaves were pure pink - an amazing sight in the evening haze. 

    Happiness Journal / Pink Leaves -products
    Daily Funny

    What's the best thing about Switzerland?

    I don't know but the flag is a big plus.

    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

    Book about Ancient Egypt

    To stop you from falling asleep at the sight, I added my Cleopatra bath duck in the picture. Only an Egyptologist will probably see reason for happiness here LOL :D But anyhow - as I am preparing to write my MA dissertation on the subject of the status of royal women of the early 18th Dynasty in their role as God's Wives, this is necessary background research for me. So when I managed to find it for sale in a used-books online store, I let our a yeehaaw and ordered it on the spot (had to cover my eyes so my brains did not register the price). 

    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

    “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”

    - Henry James

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