“Today is a good day for having a good day.” ~ unknown
Good morning, sweet friends. Priscilla would like to know how you are doing today. Now, you may ask, “Priscilla, how did you arrive at that name?” Well, I will tell you. When we lived in Virginia, we had two Angora goats, Priscilla and Penelope. When our neighbor heard we were getting goats he said, “Sandra, goats know absolutely everything you do not want them to do and they delight in doing it.” True words, and they also have attitudes, huge attitudes. So, since I have experience with goats, I quickly see this goat has an attitude. Therefore, the name Priscilla. Because our Priscilla had a ‘huge’ attitude.
Often, when looking through the web for various things, I come across photos that make me smile, have personality and charm, have meaning or are just simply gorgeous. So, today I want to share some of my discoveries. I hope you will enjoy them, and perhaps they will give you a smile or two. And, please don’t forget to let Priscillia know how you are doing (goats are extremely curious creatures).
“Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to health.” Aristotle
Let’s begin with a few things that made me laugh and smile. I do believe this cat has lost his mind. And, I think the chickens think so too.
Taking a walk with friends on a spring morning is a marvelous thing to do. However, it doesn’t look as though this group understands social distancing.
Perhaps this lamb is listening to James Brown ~ “I Feel Good.” He/she certainly feels good. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to leap and twist like that?
Really, is there anything better than a good mud puddle? Children don’t think so…but get the hose ready.
“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.” ~ Bruce Barton
Do you ever read just a few words or sentences and think, “That is great advice, or certainly the truth, or that is sweet? It happens to me all the time. Maybe, my enjoyment of reading signs stems from reading road signs when I was young. They appear everywhere and in the middle of nowhere along the highways in the south.
It is our job to protect wildflowers. They beautify our land and provide food for the birds and bees.
Enjoy your bath, we won’t look.
“In our rushing, bulls in china shops, we break our own lives.” ~
During these days of this dreadful pandemic, I have thought a great deal about what people lived through, the conditions they dealt with, and how they managed to survive during World War II and previous wars. I have come to the conclusion we have become incredibly spoiled. Now, in my opinion, it isn’t necessarily our fault. It is a condition that has rather evolved. However, I believe it is something we need to correct. We truly need to pay attention to the ‘little things’ and be grateful for them. We need to take the time to know how each other butters their toast. We can’t learn and enjoy such precious things if we are in a constant state of ‘rush.’
To enjoy the beauty of seeing wonder in a child.
Enjoying linens drying in the sun and flying in the breeze. I certainly miss my clothesline. The smell of bed linens dried in the sun is a fragrance that can’t be obtained in a bottle.
A stroll by and through a gorgeous flower market. We will see them again and when we do, the colors will be more vivid and the fragrances more exhilarating.
The absolute joy of becoming lost in arranging a lovely vase of beautiful blooms. Precious moments.
Or, baking for those we love.
“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
“I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn’t come in an envelope. It’s ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. It’s the invitation to actually live life, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day. Turning down this invitation comes in lots of flavors. It looks like numbing yourself or distracting yourself or seeing something really beautiful as just normal. It can also look like refusing to forgive or not being grateful or getting wrapped around the axle with fear or envy. I think every day God sends us an invitation to live and sometimes we forget to show up or get head-faked into thinking we haven’t really been invited. But you see, we have been invited ~ every day, all over again.” ~ Bob Goff
Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed your visit. And, perhaps, you found a little humor, beauty, or some meaningful thoughts.
Know I am wishing you a lovely day.
“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller
Images: via tumblr