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Morning, Happiness, coffe shops

A lesson on morning happiness

by Ricardo Magalhães

London — We complain about our jobs. A lot, usually. There’s always something not right. “It’s too hard”, “It’s so demanding!”, “It’s so ungrateful…”, “Oh, the people I have to deal with… argh” And yet I don’t think I’ll ever be as happy as the barista in training who, today at 8h30 at the incredibly busy Costa in Greenwich, while he was pouring my Americano, couldn’t stop singing and shaking his h...

Puppies, Dogs, animals

Sweater puppies

by Colin Wright

Bangkok — You can make a lot of judgements about a city based on how the animals who live there are treated. It’s not an absolute metric for civilization, of course, but as a general rule, the places I’ve been...

#100HappyDays, blossoms, Happiness

Day 25 #100HappyDays: Pom-Pom

by So-Shan Au

Surbiton — This pink pom-pom swinging in a blooming white blossom tree put a smile on my face so it’s my photo for today. It’s outside one of my favourite local church buildings. I like the bell tower and conica...

#100HappyDays, escalator, Happiness

Day 90 #100HappyDays: A glass of fizz

by So-Shan Au

London — I can’t believe I just have ten more days of this project left. It’s been a fun journey. I’ve learnt a lot about myself. I like the moments it gives me to reflect on my day and think about what photo ...

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