Life is full of inevitable ups and downs. Sometimes, if someone is having a rough go of things humor can be a kind way to lift their spirits. Take Dover for example – after two days of constant rain at The Haven Zoo, she made the best of it by sporting a goaty mohawk. Thanks for passing along this lovely photograph! Another way to practice kindness? Supporting charities that might be losing income due to lockdowns and social distancing like the Haven – make a donation
One way to share kindness is to reach out and share something that you enjoy with another person. Sharing these experiences can bring you closer together and really let the other person know that you care about them.
After two months of social distancing, we are feeling the quarantine fatigue. However, this week my son and I have been sharing the experience of painting. I am no Michelangelo by any means, but using some scrap cardboard and acrylic paint I am passing it forward by sharing with you my creation for today’s goat of the day!
I hope that you all had a lovely weekend, even if you were stuck inside with the same old people!
Laughter is always the best medicine and I highly recommend it as a daily part of your self-care routine. Finding the humor in any situation will help put a spring in your step and take on any challenge.
If you haven’t had a chuckle all ready today, check out Dover from The Haven Zoo being silly for the camera!
Weekends might be a bit different these days, but I’m glad it’s Friday anyway. I hope y’all have an amazing weekend!
Yesterday, a herd of over 100 goats broke free and descended upon a neighbourhood in San Jose, California. The herd usually spends their days eating brush and weeds to help prevent wildfires, but yesterday they decided that they had other plans. They organised collectively to break through an electric fence and liberate themselves to invade a fancy neighbourhood. Residents were surprised and perhaps a bit worried that the goats would damage their chemically grown lawns. However, the goat liberation was short lived, and the goats were eventually rounded up and returned to their grazing. What a time to be alive.
Find joy wherever and whenever you can. Although you might be stir-crazy and tired of being cooped up, or anxious about new developments, there are always glimmers of hope and happiness. Sometimes you just have to seek them out.
If you need some help, check out Dover’s amazing smile, happy to have found a new home at The Haven Zoo.
I am pleased to announce some new additions to the menagerie at The Haven Zoo!
Della and Dover are 9 week old Nigerian dwarf twins who recently relocated to The Haven. Della is named after the state of Delaware, US and Dover is named after a town in Ohio, places that are special to the founders of The Haven. Della is dark brown with black spots and blue eyes and loves to climb. Dover is white with black and brown spots and is super bouncy. You can support Della, Dover and all the rest of the Haven Zoo by donating here.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Many thanks to my friend and colleague Pippa for sharing this photograph of the lovely Harriet enjoying her morning tea.