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Daily Happiness Journal #85
30th November 2020

In this email:

  • Food for thought: I will try again
  • Picture of the day: Christmas Baubles
  • Daily Funny: Cow eating grass
  • Daily Happiness: Christmas pastries
  • Daily Quote by Carl Jung
  • Writing Blog: Digital painting or real brushes...

    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

    I will try again

    “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.”
    ― Mary Anne Radmacher

    There are times when it seems we will never reach the life we dream for. Whatever we try, circumstances slap us in the face. That is the moment of true courage - to keep on trying without losing faith for a better tomorrow. 

    Picture of the day
    Christmas Baubles

    It was a cloudy day when my husband and I went for a walk by the river Aura here in Turku, Finland. We came to a park and to our surprise there in the leafless trees hung these big red Christmas Baubles. In the evenings they are lit from within - I'll try to get an evening picture of them one day.

    Daily Funny
    Cow eating grass

    What do you call a cow that eats your grass?

    A lawn moo-er.

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    Today's Happiness

    Christmas pastries

    On the same walk where the Christmas bauble-picture is from we stopped by the Turku Cathedral and bought Christmas pastries and some (non-alcoholic) mulled wine. It is the tradition in Finland to make these star-shaped pastries with plum-jam in the middle. The first ones of the season always taste the best.


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    Daily Quote

    "Your vision will become clear 

    only when you can look into your own heart.

    Who looks outside, dreams;

    who looks inside, awakes."

    - Carl Jung

    Writing Blog / Digital painting or real brushes...

    Still haven't decided will I go the faster way with my illustrations to the Pharaoh's Horse - namely paint the pictures digitally using my Wacom board, or should I paint them with real brushes (which I like very much). It all comes to time really... I'll be concentrating on my dissertation in my MA in Egyptology studies from New Year onwards. 

    Well, I suppose I'll know the answer when I have had a few discussions with my dissertation advisor and have everything planned to my... oh yes, you guessed it: calendar!

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