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SoCS: You Can Count on It


From our host: Linda Hill: Today’s prompt for #JusJoJan the 21st and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “count on it.” Use the phrase “count on it” somewhere in your post. Enjoy!

The sun is up there shining even if you can’t see it.

You can count on it being up there behind the clouds.

Spring will come and things will grow.

You can count on it cause that’s how it works.

When you’re in a grumpy down mood, it will get better.

You can count on it. Feelings aren’t forever.

If you love yourself and others, good will come.

You can count on it, though it might take time.

God listens to our prayers and wants what’s best for us.

You can count on it because it’s happened before.

God’s plan might not be the same as yours or mine,

But God has a plan. You can count on it.

Life will keep giving us chances to learn.

You can count on it, again and again.

One day, each of us will leave our bodies behind.

You can count on it. Let’s make the most of today.


The last two Thursdays have blessed us with gorgeous 70 degree weather for lunch at the farm animal sanctuary. The goats and sheep enjoy munching on donated Christmas trees. I didn’t actually have any sheep in the video. The last two goats in the video are the old ladies I hang out with most – Delilah is white and butterscotch and then you see sweet old Esther. All the goats came from petting zoos. They ladies were covertly pregnant when they came to sanctuary and for the first time ever were allowed to keep their babies until they weaned naturally. The babies are grown up and live at the sanctuary. Before the video is a picture of Esther and Mira from a couple of years ago. Mira is short for Miracle because Esther was old to be having a baby. She has permanent distention of her stomachs due to improper diet at the petting zoo. The sanctuary staff didn’t even know she was pregnant until they discovered little Mira who is all grown up now and feisty in a friendly way. Yes, you might have heard this story before, but it’s in the stream of consciousness and I could go on and on about the sanctuary…. you can count on it.

Esther and Mira


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

30 thoughts on “SoCS: You Can Count on It

  1. How wonderful you get to help out with the animals. Love the video seeing the goats and hearing the rooster. 🙂

  2. Hi JoAnna, this is such a wonderful post featuring two of my favourite things, poetry and animals. I enjoyed your poem very much. I support some local animal sanctuaries too, but the ones I visit are for wild animals. There are also shelters for dogs, cats and other domesticated animals.

  3. I enjoyed your poem, and I didn’t know goats would eat old Christmas trees. That’s a great way to dispose of them.

  4. It seems you have fun with your goat friends JoAnna.

  5. We can count on it! Couldn’t agree with you more 🙂

  6. I love animal sanctuaries. I am so glad some people have the ‘means’ and the heart to provide places like this.

  7. Love the pictures of the goats…

  8. An excellent, profound, poem; an amusing final sentence on the prose; and a lovely little video

  9. These animals were taken care of. These wonderful photos caught my attention. I found your blog and let’s follow each other. Thanks Anita

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