Sunday, May 31, 2009

I bet you think I'm always happy?

I have decided that being sad or angry is truly a waste of my time. Don't get me wrong I am often temped by those two villains. Today is one of those days. I hear something on news I don't like, church time has changed and alter my day and now I have to adjust to that.

I go about my day having those unwanted thoughts eating away at me until my mood is black. But then I look at Timber wagging her tail and my husband saying with that loving voice, good morning. Those thoughts will not do that to me, so I keep my goat hidden.
A year ago, I decided to hide my goat. For those of you who haven't had those wonderful words said to you here they are.

"Don't let them get your goat".

I heard that a lot when growing up. But until now I didn't realize how important it is. I visualize my goat and where I put it to graze. I visit it in my head and realize how happy it is, safe from all that can hurt it. But life isn't that easy and I can't be protected like my goat.
When someone is trying to get the best of me, be it personal or on news, I have to visual the goat. It makes me smile and then, only then, I can see the loved ones around me doing their normal things to make this moment in time truly what I am here for. To love them.

The story is simple but to achieve it 's hard. God Bless those who are visited by those villains today.


  1. Carol, I was so impressed with your goat story, I went and found you one. It's on my site if you're interested in picking it up.

  2. I admire your strength and will carry it with me today. Thank you for the kind words on my blog. They were needed and appreciated.

    Hope you're having a great day.

  3. Thank you, I really needed to read this today. My goat runs away all the time ;)

    Thanks also for your kind comment on my blog! I'm so happy to have you as a follower. There's a little award for the Artfire paper crew on there today.

  4. Hi Carol
    I love your point of view and I also try to live life positive
    Than kyo ufor you goat post
    God Bless

  5. Carol, what a story! I'm going to share it with my young boys who, yes, sometimes get my goat :o)
    Enjoy your loved ones and keep that goat grazing elsewhere!