The following story is from my sister-in-law:
I was a missionary in the Cook Islands District of the Papeete, Tahiti Mission in 1979-1980. I felt I was sent to Paradise--sunny, warm days; sunny, warm people. Just perfect! Most days were fabulous - but as with the monsoon season, the "monsoon effect" sometimes dampened our spirits. My companion and I were most always happy and cheerful, but on the hard, challenging days, we could have used a "lift-me-up" to remind us of the positive, happy things. It would have been nice to have a little pocket journal on hand filled with gems of cheer to light our way on darker days.
I will always cherish my mission memories stored away in the recesses of my mind--but you dear sister, have a real life "Happy Book." Enjoy!