Hold the space for the people you care about – always be open and present to your friends. Stand beside them without judgement and give your support freely and unconditionally. I hope you all have someone in your life to hold the space for, and most likely they are holding the space for you too.
Consider this holiday to hold the space for our caprine friends at The Haven Zoo. There is still time to sponsor the herd, including super pals Bernie and Angela (below). Your small and generous donation will support the herd through providing necessary veterinarian check-ups, a healthy diet and comfy shed, PLUS, you will receive quarterly updates and a certificate of friendship.
We all have an inner voice – make it a goal this week to set your inner voice to being your biggest cheerleader and well of support. Talk to yourself the way you would speak to someone you deeply care about.
Make sure to remind yourself that you are amazing!
I completely forgot to celebrate Goat of the Day’s first birthday, which occurred on October 1st. I am a bit stunned that I have managed to carry on posting my goat photographs everyday for now over a year! The majority of these goats I have had the pleasure of meeting and photographing in person, with a few exceptions of when friends have met and photographed goats and sent them along, and a few famous goat portraits that float around the internet.
This feat would not have been possible without my friends who think of me when they see goats, nor would it have been possible without my partner who has patiently driven me to places where goats reside, or accompanied me to events where we will happen upon goats and who supports my daily habit. Also, this blog would not be possible without my mother who generously gave me my camera that has been hard at work photographing goats since the summer of 2019. I am also grateful to all of those people who read this blog, for whatever reason, who like the posts and give me a follow. I hope to continue to provide pictures of goats with good vibes for at least a while longer. To that end, I revisited one of my most favourite places in all of the England, Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats. I urge you if you ever find yourself in southern England to spend an afternoon among the friendly goats in their caprine utopia.
Many, many thanks to Buttercups for keeping these amazing creatures and allowing the public to enjoy
Where do you belong? Finding friends or family to spend time with has a positive impact. the more social support you have in your life can decrease stress and is statistically correlated with better mental and physical health.
We are all members of various communities – neighborhoods, professions, age sets, and thing we are enthusiastic about. In some ways, being a member of a community is one of the the things that makes us who we really are – and without the support of our fellow community members, life would be much less interesting and far more difficult. It is wonderful to feel as though you are a part of something.