Sometimes you don’t really need an inspirational quote to get you through the day. Sometimes, you just need a big cup of coffee.
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt”
Wise words, I guess. The above quote is often attributed to Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln, but the truth is that no one really knows. Such “wise” statements are often attributed to a many different people including they are just cliches that get constantly repeated Perhaps instead of invoking the words of people long gone (not discounting their achievements and importance in history of course) we should make our own quotes and define our own wisdom!
Have faith in the universe, good things are on their way.
We live in a beautiful world, full of diverse life and environments. Sadly, the world is changing as the global temperature climbs higher and higher every year. Today is Earth Day, and perhaps consider two things. First, think about ways that you can help out. Maybe instead of driving to a shop you cycle, walk or take public transportation. Start carrying some cloth bags to carry your groceries in and say no to disposable plastics. Or even consider reducing your consumption of meat and dairy products. Second, demand that your government representatives take the threat of climate change seriously, as it effects us all. The Earth is a wondrous place, and we are her stewards, it’s up to us to set things right.
Happy Easter to all who celebrate. If that is not you, that is ok, I hope that you were able to capitalize on the commercialization of the holiday and enjoy some chocolate. If that is you, I hope you had a lovely day as well.
Today, was one of those days. My family and I had been spending some time in a holiday caravan near the Yorkshire Dales National Park and made our way back to our home after a lovely holiday. I had planned two stops on the way back, first to a trout farm, and second to a goat sanctuary to take new and exciting pictures of goats for my blog. I realize, that some of the goats you may have grown familiar with, as my visit to Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats last autumn produced quite a few unique photographs. However, I worry that my material has grown stale and that my followers and supporters are bored. I try to get new photographs whenever I have an opportunity.
Anyway, first, the trout farm was basically a pond where old men (I did not see any young people or women there) fish for trout and was not exciting and given that I was with my five year old, we were encouraged to leave.
Second, we found The Goat Sanctuary, somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool, but sadly it was not open to the public. I did manage to find some goats today, but will save them for tomorrow. As today has been a tad strange, I shall share with you my most favorite photograph from my library of goats. I met this goat in Delhi, India, and was struck by the self-assured glint in its eye, as though it holds some secrets of the universe or special knowledge. I think that even if Google sends this goat astray on its journey, it will continue to smile and saunter along as if that was always their plan. At any rate, today was a lovely spring day and a wonderful opportunity to meander across England.
It can be a real bummer, but the most sensible course of action is to always conduct a risk assessment to ensure for optimal health and safety. Taking the time to set out an orange cone or two might make the difference between a mishap and a near-miss.
It is really easy to get comfortable, isn’t it? We settle into our routines, our day to days, our safe spaces and get into a rhythm. Although there are lots of benefits to sticking to plans and habits, it’s hard to grow, improve and transform once we are set for awhile. The solution? Get uncomfortable, get out of your comfort zone and step out and take a chance! Do something different, do something that might even scare you a bit, but whatever it is, every now and then step our of your safety zone and experience something new. It might just lead to something amazing.
Sundays are a wonderful time for a nice big meal. In the UK, many people enjoy a Sunday roast that features a carefully roasted meat or nut entree accompanied by a variety of delicious sides featuring potatoes, root vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and gravy. Wherever you may be in the world while you are reading this, I hope you have a delicious meal to look forward to that fuels your body and mind for the upcoming week.
It is frustrating sometimes when you are looking for something and your comrade does not take it very seriously. Sometimes, when my comrades are looking for things, I like to cheekily say, “it’s always in the last place you look!” Although this is a silly and unhelpful thing to say, it is also true.