The Power of Positivity
Cultivate a positive mind, we often hear; practise gratitude, we are told; adopt a growth mindset, we are encouraged – all wonderful aphorisms to improve our lives. But what about spending some time with two adorable kid goats, we suggest.
Guaranteed to do all three are Brandy and Mandy, AND they will bring the biggest smile to your dial as well. Especially if little Mandy is sporting her “I Love NY jacket! After having exchanged cruelty for comfort, little Brandy and Mandy came into our lives. And although not siblings by birth, they are so now by circumstance.
Once destined for slaughter, in a “minutes before midnight” reprieve they did not follow the path of their herd.
Instead, they were to follow one of kindness.
And although they have many reasons to be not so, Brandy and Mandy are a joy to behold. Living in the moment, they prove their chequered past cannot claim them, as they set a stellar example for us to do likewise.
Right from the get-go each day, little Brandy and Mandy have made it their personal mission, or so it would seem, to push the gloom of a frosty early morning start from our world, allowing the joy of theirs to flow in.
And they just keep it going, right throughout the day.
Fuelled with the positivity of these experiences, this then becomes infectious to all who they meet.
But there is a downside, as we repeatedly ask, “How does one get a decent photo of this dynamic duo, for they never stay still long enough to enable one to be taken?”
But we have given this our best shot, and we trust in some small measure our dose of Brandy and Mandy will bring abundant positivity to your life, as it has ours!
Blending tragedy with hope comes Nepal, a sweet little Merino lamb, born one of triplets, who sadly became separated from his family.
While logic tells us he did not fall from the sky, he might as well have, for from where he has come, we cannot ascertain. It is as if he is nobody’s cat. And here now, he most certainly is.
Few things in life tug more at the heartstrings than when you see the life draining out of the eyes of an animal. And when that animal is but a youngster, the tug becomes an all-consuming wrench.
Found wandering on a highway that homed no sheep, it is believed that dear Jump did just that.
They have been declared the comedians of the barnyard (goats, that is) and proving this statement is not a work of fiction come Frick, Frack and Applejack.
It was the message we prayed we would never have to send – well, not for many a year anyway – to our team.
As a young first-time mum, having barely hit puberty, Margaret found herself in the direst of situations. Recently having given birth, and suffering a life-threatening prolapse, she did not know what to do.
Meet Annie Yokely and Mary Poopins! A community Facebook post was to prove the lifeline for two plucky and adventurous hens. It, too, was to prove just how maligned, disregarded and poorly protected their kind is.