Surround yourself with those who make you feel seen. Find someone who always tries to see the best in you, the rainbow to your raincloud and never let go.
Home is where your refuge is – where your people are – the ones who support you and nourish you even though they know everything about you.
I came home today to find a magic little box with this adorable glass goat inside. I hope y’all are lucky enough to have a community, neighborhood or village that feels like family.
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.
Sometimes the best friends you can make are the ones living close by. I am lucky enough to live in a place where I have really fantastic neighbors. Sometimes, like these goats, we all hang out at a picnic table in a courtyard in the centre of our flats. Special thanks to Dr Cameron Petrie for snapping this amazing photograph of some goat friends relaxing on a picnic table in the Netherlands.
There are those people in your live who have the uncanny knack to always pick up right where you left off as though the time you spent apart never happened. I miss a lot of my friends, especially my best friend of over twenty years. Luckily, when I meet up with her, it’s like no time at all has passed. She’s an amazing, brilliant lady. I hope she has a fantastic birthday.
Today is the longest day of the entire year, if you live in the northern hemisphere. Because the planet Earth (the one we live on) rotates around the sun on a tilted axis, certain parts of the planet get more or less sun depending on the time of year. Basically, billions of years ago, when our solar system was being formed, tons of bits of mass collided together to form mini planets, which then collided together to form proto-planets, which eventually became most of what our planet is now. Then, another pro-planet collided with the prelude to Earth and put us on our lovely little tilt which is reasonable for the seasons. Amazing! And the seasons are a big part of why life was able to flourish on our planet. Incredible how things tend to all fall into place like that!
Children are the future, and what you invest in them will come back to you more than you could ever imagine.
The third Sunday in June has been designated as Father’s Day for 62 years in the United States, and was not officially recognized as a holiday until 1972. A young woman, Sonora Louise Smart Dodd was inspired by her own father, who raised her and her five siblings alone, and campaigned for a special day honoring all fathers to be celebrated on his birthday.
Even if you sometimes butt heads with your dad (like me), make sure to tell him how much he’s appreciated today.