The seventeenth of August 2019

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It is ok to take some personal space sometimes to recharge. This weekend, make sure you carve out some time just for you to spend with yourself.

It is ok to break off for a bit and join back when you are ready.

The twelfth of August 2019

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One of the best parts about starting Goat of the Day is that my friends living in different parts of the world sometimes send me pictures of goats they encounter during their adventures. My friend Lena sent me a photograph of this goat in France on an island called Noirmoutier near a chévrerie where goat cheese is made. Although only bound to the pasture by a single rope, this goat was content where she was. Take a moment to find contentment exactly where you are – and remember a boundary is only as firm as you want it to be.

Sometimes you find yourself right where you want to be.

The ninth of August 2019

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Whew, sometimes the weeks feel like they go by so fast! Take some time this weekend to pause and take an inventory of all the amazing things in your life. It is hard but sometimes remembering a special detail here and there can highlight the best bits of life that can easily slip under the radar and be taken for granted.

So many little things to take stock of and be grateful for this weekend ❤

The fifth of August 2019

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I have said it before when I am running late, and I will likely say it again in the future. Sometimes, if you save something until the very last minute, it only takes a minute to do.

With 45 minutes to spare!

The second of August 2019

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When things don’t quite seem to be working out the way you planned, just focus on the present moment. There is nothing you can do to change the past, and the future has yet to be written, so just allow yourself to enjoy all the beautiful things of the now.

Find the wonderful in the present and don’t fret over the past

The thirtieth of July 2019

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Sometimes life can be really difficult and it can feel very unfair. By no means am I an expert in how to handle every challenge, complication or adversity that we encounter throughout our lives. However, even in the darkest of hours, perhaps when it is time to say goodbye to an ideal or a dream or a reality that must end or will never be, there are always glimmers of hope, like streetlights shining on puddles in potholes. For example, tiny, baby goats.

Life is wonderful but hard, luckily we have the internet and digital cameras to make it a bit brighter.

The twenty eighth of July 2019

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It is never too late to start something new or make a big change. Rest today and prepare for new opportunities and developments for the week ahead.

Feel like changing course? To quote a famous shoe, just do it.

The twenty fifth of July 2019

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When you start out and offer yourself to the universe, keep your mind open to all feedback, and try (although it’s hard) to receive all feedback with gratitude. Even the negative feedback, even the critical feedback. Sometimes we hold onto what we want so much and it’s hard to let go, but once you let go you can make space for newer and better possibilities.

Always search for the open window when it seems like the doors are shut.

The eleventh of July 2019

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Although there is much to worry about in the world, there are many reasons to be hopeful. Momentum for a better world is building more and more everyday, just look around.

Do not get complacent, do not stop fighting, but also do not give up hope.

The tenth of July 2019

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A new study from the Queen Mary University of London indicates that goats lead rich emotional lives. Their research has shown that goats can recognise the calls from their goat friends and distinguish those calls from the sounds of unfamiliar goats, an ability scientists call emotional contagion. The study even showed that goats respond to specific emotions of other goats, for example when their friends are happily enjoying a meal, illustrating that goats have empathy. Empathy is an amazing trait that goes hand-in-hand with compassion – aren’t goats amazing?

Empathy and compassion are wonderful traits to have.