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Daily Happiness Journal #50

June 2ND 2020


In this email:

  • Food for thought: Together
  • Picture of the day: Lake Reflection
  • Daily Funny: Laughing octopus
  • Daily Happiness: Owl in the marketplace
  • Daily Quote by Albert Camus
  • Quote from Nephilim Quest 1 / Shuet who was born without colour

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

thought for the day


It is good to be together with other people. (Which, I am sure, you may have noticed when you have been forced to keep your distance) 

Don't let your old friends be forgotten. The older you get, the more you realise how important friends are. Really old friends understand you from half a sentence, and sometimes you don't even have to say anything and they know how you feel.

Once it is possible again, meet with your friends, and put reminders in your calendar to phone / chat / write to your friends on a regular basis. Be there for them when they need support, and they will be there for you should the need arise.

Did you have a falling out with someone in the past? How about trying to contact them - you might start with something as simple as liking their post in social media (if you are still friends there). You might be surprised to find they are still ready to be friends. 

Cherish your friends. They give so much joy in your life. Much more fun to walk this path of life in good company than alone.

picture of the day

I took this photo on a boat in central Finland. A gorgeous summer day. This island was reflected in the lake. I liked those little ripples on the lake caused by the wind. 

daily funny

Laughing Octopus

How many tickles does it take to get an octopus to laugh?

Ten tickles.

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

Owl in the marketplace

This little fella made me smile. An owl made of hay, standing among the stalls at our local market place. He looks just about as baffled as your truly in the mornings... 

What made you happy today? Send a note and tell, if you wish to share your little happy moment with others.The email address for this daily post is

Daily quote

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow

Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead

Walk beside me… just be my friend”

- Albert Camus

quote from nephilim quest 1: shadowhunter


They were with me already when my mother cradled me as a newborn. They were there when I learned to stand and walk and started exploring the world on my own. They were there when people looked at me and I could see surprise and fear in their eyes.

"Do not mind, my lovely,” mother whispered to me when I understood I was different from others.”Yours is a gift that has to stay in the shadows.”

And so I stayed there, at the edge of the shadow world, the one they called Shuet, the Shadow. I hid from the sunlight and night became my friend. And I learned to talk with the shades and the stars and the whispers of the night and they taught me their deep secrets."

This is a quote from Shuet, who was born without colour. Her life and destiny in ancient Egypt, and her connection to our modern times is the carrying force of the Nephilim Quest -series.

Did you know that albinos were and still are in danger among superstitious societies? They are killed and their body parts are used as medicine and sold for high prices. Shuet's luck was that she was born into the court of the pharaoh and was safer within the walls of the royal palace.

I sell my books directly too - the ebooks are cheap to buy and the big e-stores don't share much to the author. So I have downloaded my ebooks to Payhip - they don't take commission and I get more to pay for my editor, proofreader and cover designer. All of whom are one-woman businesses themselves.

I sell my books directly too - the ebooks are cheap to buy and the big e-stores don't share much to the author. So I have downloaded my ebooks to Payhip - they don't take commission and I get more to pay for my editor, proofreader and cover designer. All of whom are one-woman businesses themselves.

If you prefer to write a short happy note each day, I have created planners for this effect. You can write your daily happiness in the squares of the weekly spread - and plan future happiness using the monthly pages. There are even happy (repositionable) stickers included in the planner.

Happiness Planner Turquoise Metal
Happiness Planner Turquoise Metal
by HappinessJournal

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June 2020

#49 June 1st 2020 Experiences vs Things / Turquoise Metal

#50 June 2nd 2020 Together / Lake Reflection

#51 June 3rd 2020  More Time / Yarn

#52 June 4th 2020 Social Media / Pretty Petals

#53 June 5th 2020 Meditate / Red and White Tulips

#54 June 8th 2020 Gratitude Journal / Pier on a Forest Pond

#55 June 9th 2020 The Things You Love / Ladder Against an Old Oak

#56 June 10th 2020 Sleep / Water Play

#57 June 11th 2020 Respect / Trees in a Field

#58 June 12th 2020 Humour / Shadow Path / Writing News: The First Draft of Space Witches 3 is ready

#59 June 15th 2020 Desiderata / Happy Mummy

#60 June 16th Supposing a tree fell down / Red Wall

#61 June 17th 2020 Abandoning / Pink Bike

#62 June 18th 2020 Being Right / Oranges

#63 June 22nd 2020 Violence / Pink Heart

#64 June 23rd 2020 Stuck / Old Door

#65 June 24th 2020 Dignity / Violets and Daisies / Writing News: Going Through Characters

#66 June 25th 2020 Sleeping Peacefully in a Storm / Decorative Angel

#67 June 26th 2020 Being Right / Reading by the Sea

# 68 June 27th Responsibility and Trust / Orange, Yellow and Green

# 69 June 28th The Positive Bus Driver / Masts

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