LESSONS WE NEED TO LEARN FROM ANIMALS

Animals teach us so many beautiful things in life and in ourselves. They teach us how to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return. Their love is one of a kind, genuine and true. From the animals we’ve met on the sidewalk, in the park, in the animal shelter they teach us valuable lessons in life. Giving our little time to interact with them wherever we are, we can take away valuable knowledge that we can not always learn from our fellow humans.

Here are some important things they can teach us:

FORGIVENESS and COMPASSION –  Animals are full of compassion, empathy and love. They have the ability to forgive us even if we make mistakes when dealing with them. No matter what kind of treatment they experiences, they don’t hold grudges nor complained. Their trust might have been damaged but their ability to forgive remains intact.

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Nine lives added to my one life makes a perfect 10.
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In the end only kindness matters.
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Be kind to every KIND.

WORK AND HELP ONE ANOTHER – Animals work together, they work as a team, “one for all, all for one” that is how they work. No one is left, and no one carries all the weight while others just taking their time sitting or looking around. With this simple act they teach us how to value one another. We should work together instead of competing with each other.

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Hey bud, follow us.

FOLLOW YOUR PATH IN LIFE NO MATTER WHAT – Be like the animals in the wilderness, run freely into the wind, fly and soar no matter what the consequences might be. When we find our path, we not be afraid. We need to have enough courage to make mistakes.

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Do what you love.

LISTEN MORE AND TALK LESS – Animals have a distinctive behaviour in communicating with one another. Just like the dolphins they communicate with one another via high-pitched whistling noises, and each makes a distinctive sound that other dolphins can immediately recognise.  As the maxim goes ” The Quieter You Become The More You Can Hear”.  So why not listen to another person first and not always talking, in fact this can be very beneficial in our relationships towards each other.

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Listen mom!
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Exercise! I though you said extra fries 🙂

BE SILLY and PLAYFUL – Animals are tend to have a silly and very playful personalities. They have a very laid back personalities and teach us to have a little fun in life every once in a while. They jump and hop around, rubbing their bodies against us, licking our feet when they want little attention. Just like the animals we must learn to embrace our inner child and make life again. Being playful makes us more creative, open-minded and have a positive outlook towards life.  Just be crazy and have fun!

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Peek-a-boo!
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Silly horse 🙂
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Hop  like a bunny 🙂

ACCEPTANCE – Animals don’t worry about their physical appearance. I’ve seen one-eyed kittens, three legged-dogs yet they are happy as the way they are. They don’t complain nor compare themselves to other animals. While us humans we try to compare and compete with one another. Acceptance is the best way for us to be happy and enjoy life. There is no end to possible number of comparisons. There will be also be something or someone-else to focus on.

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Love yourself.

UNITY – Animals unite and having each other’s back when it comes to survival. Animals who stick together are less likely to become the victim of predators. What have we learned from this? As humans we should set aside our differences instead we should unite and work together and focused on what we all have in common.

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Don’t worry bud, I got your back.
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Happiness is being with my friends. 

What about you, what have animals taught your during your life so far? I would love to hear from you.

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2 thoughts on “LESSONS WE NEED TO LEARN FROM ANIMALS”

  1. Thanks for this Travelista. You know I have a Siberian Husky named Lucy. She’s 1year and 5 months old. She’s everything I need to be. I mean, she cured my depression. No one probably knows about this except for the people who reads me and the people I share it with on WordPress. ^_^

    Thanks for giving me an opportunity to be reflect because of this write up.

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    1. Hi Luckysketch, thank you for taking your time reading my article. Owning a pet helps people lead a healthy lives and for people battling with depression. Our pet is our great companion and having an animal to care for can give us a sense of purpose. Our pet make us laugh as well. They look at us as their “heroes”, they’re excited to see us and be with us. Their antics make us laugh and allow us to bond with them which allow us to let go of our stress and frustration from the real world. Sometimes a small paw tapping on our back, allows our tears to flow much easier.

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