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Daily Happiness Journal #66

June 25th 2020

sleeping peacefully in a storm / decorative angel

In this email:

  • Food for thought: Sleeping peacefully in a storm
  • Picture of the day: Decorative Angel
  • Daily Funny: Fleas
  • Daily Happiness: Old Ford
  • Daily Quote by Steve Maraboli
  • Quote from The Seven Shabtis / The House of the Morning Sun

 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

sleeping peacefully in a storm

(I tried to find the original writer of this story, but could not. Should anyone point me to the right direction, I will give credit to whom it is due. Also this is my own translation of the Finnish version of the story.)

Many years ago a young man came to ask for a job in a farm. The owner of the farm asked for his qualifications. 

"I sleep peacefully even in a storm," the young man answered.

The farmer was puzzled by this reply, but the young man made a favourable impression and he decided to hire him. 

After a few weeks, in the middle of the night, a great storm hit the farm. The farmer and his wife checked that everything was ok in the house. When they did this, they saw that all the shutters were closed and there was plenty of firewood piled next to the fireplace. They peeked into the young man's room and sure enough, he was peacefully asleep.

The farmer braved the weather and went outside. He saw all his tools had been carried inside the shed. His tractor was in the garage, the barn doors were carefully closed and animals inside were peaceful and safe. All was well.

Now the farmer understood the youth's mysterious comment when they first met. When he did his job carefully in fine weather, he was already prepared for the storm. And so, when the winds and rain came, he could sleep peacefully. 

picture of the day

decorative angel

This angel stands on my mother's nightstand. I love her beautiful flowing dress and those pretty, almost fairy-like wings. 



At the vet:

"Do you have anything to help dog fleas?"

"Depends what's wrong with them."

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(I especially love the funny things children say!). 

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today's happiness

Old Ford

We went walking yesterday with my husband and there was some kind of gathering of old cars. This little 1930 Ford looked almost cute enough to eat... 

What made you happy today? Send a note and tell, if you wish to share your little happy moment with others.

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

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it.”

- Steve Maraboli


"Oh, OK. How did that stone come to be in this village?" Luke asked. "Who brought it here?”

"She did," Mr. Altherr said, looking at the stone.

"She? Who?"

"She. The daughter of Akhenaten."

"What? As in she herself? How could she have come this far from Egypt? Thousands of years ago? In person?" Luke looked at Mr. Altherr with a surprised look.

"Have you ever heard of the legend of Scota?"

"Erm… no…" Kaylee looked at Luke. "Have you?"

"No. Who was Scota?"

"She was a queen," again Mr. Altherr pointed at the stone, "There is an old story how the daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh escaped unrest in the land and travelled to Scotland or Ireland or both. There is even a tomb in Ireland that could be hers. Some stories say that she and her descendants stayed in the Iberian Peninsula for a while but eventually part of their group sailed to Ireland. According to the legend, they brought with them a sacred stone that eventually made its way to Scotland, and then to England. And the kings of Scotland were crowned on that stone. When England conquered Scotland, the stone was taken to England and even today the monarchs are crowned on St. Edward's Chair with a slot underneath to hold that stone."

"I have heard of the stone," Luke said. "The Stone of Scone. I never knew it had anything to do with ancient Egypt!"

- Leena Maria / The Seven Shabtis 1 / The House of the Morning Sun / Chapter 4: The Legend of Scota

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Happiness Planner Decorative Angel
Happiness Planner Decorative Angel
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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