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Today’s HAPPINESS IS… comes from one of my fellow bloggers, Cheila, author of the blog PINK FOR DAYS. Cheila is a 25 year old teacher from Lisbon, Portugal. You can find her blog here: I’d love to hear what brings you happiness. Leave me a comment and I’ll include it in one of my daily “HAPPINESS IS…” posts.

Happiness Is...feeling safe and not depressed

I was born and raised Catholic. As a Catholic, I was taught that all people have a guardian angels that is with them day and night. At the Catholic school I attended as a child, we said this prayer at the beginning of each day. In my home, we would also say it as a bedtime prayer,  changing the word “day” to “night”. It was a type of “protection” prayer, helping the child to feel safe.

The light of God surrounds me;The love of God enfolds me;The power of God protects me;The presence of God watches over me;Wherever I am, God is!-James Dillet Freeman

About Tamara Hoerner (1348 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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