Daily Happiness Journal #9 April 22nd 2020

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

  • Food for thought: Water under the bridge
  • Picture of the day: Happiness journal / Water Under the Bridge
  • Daily Funny: A Joke for the Boss
  • Daily Happiness: 80’s music
  • Daily Quote about limitations

Water Under the Bridge

“A boy, long time ago, leaned against the railing of a bridge and watched the current of the river below. A log, a bit of driftwood, a chip floated past. Again the surface of the river was smooth. But always, as it had for a hundred, perhaps a thousand, perhaps a million years, the water slipped by, under the bridge. Sometimes the current went more swiftly, and again quite slowly. But always the river flowed on under the bridge.

Watching the river that day the boy made a discovery. It was not the discovery of a material thing, something he might put his hand upon. He could not even see it. He had discovered an idea. Quite suddenly, yet quietly, he knew that everything in his life would someday pass under the bridge and be gone, like water. And the boy came to like those words “under the bridge”. All his life thereafter the idea served him well and carried him through, although there were days and ways that were dark and not easy. Always, when he had made a mistake that couldn’t be helped, or lost something that would never come again, the boy, now a man, said, “It’s water under the bridge.” And he didn’t worry unduly about the mistakes after that and he certainly didn’t let them get him down – because it was “water under the bridge”. “

– N.V. Peale

Picture of the day

Because of the thought for today, this picture was the only logical choice.

This little bridge is quite near where we live, and we often walk in the woods and cross the little stream using this bridge.

Perhaps you could write down the things floating in your river on the left hand side of the notebook, and then later on the right hand side what good came out of it?

Happiness Journal / Water Under the Bridge products

Daily Funny / A joke to the boss

My boss texted me: “I could use a little cheering up and they told me you know good jokes. Send me one.”

I texted back: “I’m busy working, I’ll send a joke later.”

To which he answered: “That was funny. Send me another one!”

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!).

My email for this is daily email is


Today’s happiness

80’s music
We went for a drive around a nearby island, and listened to a radio station that only played music from the 80’s. Gosh that was fun! And of course I was hollering along. So fun to remember all those songs, even though I had not heard them in years. For a while I did not think of the corona pandemic at all.

Do you have a happiness you would like to share?

The email address for this daily post is happinessjournal@yahoo.com

Daily Quote

“Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!”

– Jo Franz

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