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Daily Happiness JournalThe very first Daily Happiness Journal
April 14th 2020
I hope this little email will uplift and encourage you to see the good things all around you.
Thought for the day:
Do you hurry forward, living the “once-then”-life?
Once you get something, then you will be happy… And when you get it you notice you are happy for a while, and suddenly new things to want come to your mind. You are not forever happy after having achieved the wanted thing after all. You see many things around you you once wanted, and now you barely pay attention to anymore. I love the saying that happiness is not a destination, it is the journey. Concentrate on your daily journey and look at the little beautiful things around you.
Author, Egyptologist, Artist…I
have been writing even before I could write. Sort of. My first story was a horse cartoon I drew after meeting a police horse. I was three years old at the time and not knowing the alphabet yet used pictures to tell my stories. Today I have published several books and you can find my website at www.leenasbooks.com
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I love painting, photographing, writing, ancient Egypt (doing my MA at the University of Manchester at the moment), animals, nature, reading, walking, going to the gym…I have been writing positive quotes and done happiness journaling since I was in my twenties (after paying attention to the negative self talk in my mind). It is easy to slip back to old negative thinking, so I have to admit I have a bit of a selfish motivation to write these little Happiness Journal emails. It keeps me concentrating on the good things in life too.I’ll be posting quotes, photos, drawings and bits and pieces of writer’s life.
Photo of the day
A little yellow flowerI saw this little flower on the side of a road on the last hot summer day – clouds were gathering and you could feel the rain approaching. The flower reminded me of the way life sometimes feels like – a rocky patch, grey and hard to walk through. And then, suddenly, a little joyful thing surprises you, reminding that not everything is grey and difficult.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
– William Blake (Auguries of Innocence)