A Few Smiles For The Day!

“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.

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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. 

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“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.

 Great advice.


It is our job to protect wildflowers.  They beautify our land and provide food for the birds and bees.  

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Enjoy your bath, we won’t look.


“In our rushing, bulls in china shops, we break our own lives.” ~ Ann Voskamp,

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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“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

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Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

Now that created such a light-hearted moment. Loved that silly cat — those chicken were really wondering what he was up to! And the little girl about to jump with all her might into the mud puddle — she was certainly going to give it her all!

Thank you, Sandra, for a wonderful moment in my day.
Brenda xox


The Bob Geoff quote is a perfect end to your thoughts and pictures. Because I don’t want to miss a single beautiful thing the day has to offer, including bouncing around like that funny cat, at least in spirit. I love Priscilla’s attitude!

Rita C at Panoply

Your smiles make me smile too, Sandra. I particularly enjoy Priscilla, and your knowledge of those little curious goats. I couldn’t agree more in that we have become spoiled. I have actually enjoyed seeing the world slow down. I’m hopeful those economically distressed can weather the impact, and those physically affected live to see good health again.

Pam Richardson

Good morning Sandra. This is such a delightful post and yes it did bring smiles. I love the little one playing in the mud puddles, there is something about that puddle that makes every child want to jump in. The Bob Goff quote is perfect. I hope to make every day special and appreciate each small thing that becomes big when we are grateful. It is raining with possible storms later today, enjoy your day dear friend♥️

Penny Carlson

So enjoyed this post. The Bob Goff quote really makes you stop and think.


I agree with you completely about our becoming spoiled. Our generation and those younger have never really had to sacrifice anything — some liberties (curfews, blackouts), rationing, thinking for the greater good. We have become far too self-centered as a collective. That makes this all the harder, I think. The Depression, WWII — those all helped develop fine qualities. Somehow I only see those emerging in some so far and it makes me terribly sad.

The photos are beautiful. Do you have photo credits for the individual photos (apart from tumblr). Just curious — so many are enchanting!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Sandra, your post brought a smile to my face today! That goat is precious, and the silly cat made me laugh! As always, your inspirational words are uplifting and full of meaning. May you have a beautiful and most blessed day, dear friend!

sandi magle

Sandra, such a glorious post…I smiled from beginning to the end. The Bob Goff quote particularly hit me. “Be Present” came to mind—the ultimate gift to oneself. Hugs and thanks, Sandi

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dear friend, your creativity is infinite … How many moments so special and fun do you show us as a valuable gift.
What can I highlight about one or another of the content of this post? I wouldn’t know how to choose because EVERYTHING is wonderful. The appointments, the images … everything is a display of beauty, creativity and intelligence.
Dear friend, I will have to reread this post several times because its content is simply wonderful.
A big hug