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Daily Happiness Journal #60

June 16th 2020

supposing a tree fell down / red wall  

In this email:

  • Food for thought: Supposing a tree fell down
  • Picture of the day: Red Wall
  • Daily Funny: sideburns
  • Daily Happiness: Rhododendrons in a forest
  • Daily Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
  • Quote from Space Witches 1 / The Book of Witches

 I hope this little email (posted Monday - Friday) will uplift and encourage you to see the good things all around you.

thought for the day

supposing a tree fell down

“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?'
'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.

This quote from A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh is a good example of pessimism and optimism. Pessimist often considers their attitude as being realistic. When they don't expect anything good, they won't be disappointed. But how does that affect the mind? Are pessimists so scared of the world they don't have the courage to think hopefully about the future? How much energy goes into worrying things before they happen? How gloomy does life appear to be, if you look out of the window into the sunshine and tell yourself there's bound to be rain eventually?

Is it worth it?

picture of the day

red wall

This is a picture of an old barn wall - the hay looked so delicate against the red ochre paint. 



A barber to a client:

"Do you wish to keep your sideburns?"


"OK, I'll put them into a plastic bag, then."

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

Rhododendrons in a forest

Near where we live is a pine forest where hundreds of rhododendrons have been planted. They bloom in early summer and people come from great distance to see them. 

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

“If I continually focus on what I don’t have,
my life will always be completely empty
despite the fact that it’s completely full.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

quote from space witches 1 / The book of Witches

Now do you believe you are dead?” the short-haired girl pointed at the demon and the angel.

I wanted to answer that hell no, I didn't, but I could not explain away the fact that the door from my room had opened onto a dining room my family did not have. Teleportation wasn't possible as far as I knew. Also the horned fellow and the angel looked scarily… real. The angel even twitched his wing to shoo off a fly that was trying to reach the plate of freshly baked rolls he was carrying.

“Keep your flies to yourself,” he said to the demon who was tailing him in a manner not unlike a dog.

Which the demon did. He snapped his fingers and the fly flew to him and burrowed itself into his hair. A closer look showed that his bushy hair was crawling with all sorts of little insects. His eyes looked exceptionally bright in the midst of all that dirty skin and hair. As for his age… maybe he was a bit older than the rest of the people I saw. But nowhere near as old as the angel.

“Ewww…” I said out loud and stepped backwards, staring at the wriggling and crawling in his hair.

The horned man smiled at me in a most un-demon-like manner. At least he had decent teeth.

“Oh, we have a newbie here!” he said. “Welcome, dear!”

- Leena Maria / Space Witches 1 / The Book of Witches / Chapter 2: Heavenly Breakfast

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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 Red Wall
Happiness Planner Red Wall
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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