Congratulate other goat owners when they win and when their goats fill the milk pail. The more you do that, the more natural it will become, the better it will feel. ESPECIALLY when you're the competitive type (me).
Kindness is good for you.
1. It helps create a sense of belonging and community.
2. It helps keep things in perspective.
3. It opens up opportunities to learn from others.
4. It softens hard days.
5. It adds joy to good days.
It's like being in the splash zone at Sea World. There are all sorts of wonderful, unexpected outcomes of kindness.
When you have a problem, you know people who can help.
When the bad days happen, you have a shoulder(s) to cry on that understands this complicated world of ours.
When others succeed, you get to share the joy.
Like sharing the joy when a friend finishes a doe bred by another friend, and out of a doe that you bred. That moment wouldn't be nearly as sweet if it weren't for the friendships.
Pictured above: SGCH Desert Bounty F Trouble 5*M VVEE91 @ 04-03 finishing her championship in the capable hands of Amberly Hardt. Trouble is out of Owlhaven R Allure 4*M VEVE 90. She is owned by Desert Hardt and bred by Desert Bounty.