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Daily Happiness Journal #63

June 22nd 2020

violence / pink heart  

In this email:

  • Food for thought: Violence
  • Picture of the day: Pink Heart
  • Daily Funny: Overweight
  • Daily Happiness: Beagle Puppy
  • Daily Quote by Alice Walker
  • Quote from Nephilim Quest 1 / Shadowhunter

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

(Sorry guys, I noticed that in the actual email that was sent, on the daily photo there was wrong text... I use a template for these emails and update the fields. Occasionally something slips my attention.)

thought for the day


"Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem; it merely creates new and more complicated ones. Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

picture of the day

pink heart

I was standing at the bus stop and saw this pink heart someone had drawn on the asphalt. 



"You know, doctor... I've become a bit overweight in certain places..."

"Well maybe you should avoid those places, then."

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today's happiness

Beagle Puppy

This photo was taken by my husband. One of his coworkers had got a new family member. Isn't she the cutest?

(Came to mind after sending the email to subscribers: I used to call the beagle dogs Beatles dogs when I was a child :D )

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

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

- Alice Walker

quote from nephilim quest 1 / shadowhunter

The shadow sniffed one more time, letting its nose drink in the scent of the dog. Yes, this was the dog that had tried to wake up the girl bleeding by the roadside. He remembered the smell, and the sound of the little dog's whimpers. And there were other scents too, a young woman's… And of someone else as well… This familiarity of this scent made the shadow uneasy, though it did not know why.

Still, finally, there was a trail.

Soundlessly the shadow turned and followed the scent and heavy breathing of the small animal, and the occasional spoken word between the two people, careful not to make a noise and to stay downwind. It soon came to a forest path that led to a weather-beaten old hut, and waited behind it, deep in the shadows of the forest until the humans and the dog had settled. Then it drew closer, without making a sound. It moved only as far as it took to see the girl sitting in front of the shed.

A slight breeze blew from the direction of the hut directly to the nostrils of the shadow. The smell of roses - perhaps it was the scent of the girl's soap or shampoo. And underneath it all the unmistakable scent of jasmine, with a touch of cinnamon. They had their individual scent, but usually the cinnamon undertone was there. That is how they spotted the maturing young of her kind.

If she was the one sought by the ancient mind, she could not escape the shadow after this, not once it knew her scent.

- Leena Maria / Nephilm Quest 1 / Shadowhunter / Chapter Three: Shadow on the Trail

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Happiness Planner Pink Heart
Happiness Planner Pink Heart
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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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