I was chatting with some friends last week about the power of words. We could all recall moments where people had spoken into our lives with passion and encouragement.
Likewise we could also recall moments where negative words had been spoken to us or about us. Realising that we could remember both the good and the bad we decided where we could, to say nice uplifting things. There’s already enough negativity, so it helps when you hear someone tell you you’re doing great.
I got to hang out with some kids last week…not the human kind, but possibly just as cute. Growing up in Levin, we didn’t have calf club days, we had the school gala which was just as fun. I always wanted to take my cat along… I’m so glad Mum and Dad never let me haha. Poor cat. But we did things like vegetable people instead. At the time, it was a lot of fun. Plus there were lucky dips, and sherbert, which was what I spent most of my money on. That and hair braids. What a hit!
Back to the goats. Most schools are still doing some type of calf club day, even if there won’t be as many calves this year, due to MBovis. Maybe a goat could be a happy compromise. There are some very cute ones, and the Oete goat farm have everything you need to know ready to go when you pick up your kid. You can read more on page 12. While calf club is a little way off, enjoy the holidays, if you get one! And all the best for the rest of us who will be back at work like usual. Have a great week.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post