Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. We can learn so many things from observing our surroundings and those around us, but have you ever wondered what are some of the lessons our pets can teach us about life? 🤔
They might seem like they have the best life! Playing around all day, no bills or appointments to keep up with, just napping, walkies, playtime, eating, and repeat! But what if we told you there were some crucial lessons we can learn from our beloved companions? Here are a few things we think we can learn from our pets! 🐾❤️
A human’s best friend might seem like they have it all. They are our trusted companions, a family member, a protector, and the best snuggle buddy! But they can also be our teachers! They have more to share than tail wags and their ragged toys! Here are some lessons we can learn from them.
Appreciate the small things in life
The same mundane things in our routine just feel natural. It’s everyday life. But have you noticed that every evening, when it’s time for walkies, or when you’re practicing the same tricks with the same treats as rewards, their tail still wags as hard as the first time? Appreciate the small everyday things, and live in the present moment. Enjoy life as it comes!
Playtime is a must
Have fun and enjoy life! It’s so easy to lose your focus when all the responsibilities of life come crashing down. Remind yourself of how joyful life can be by prioritizing playtime! Indulge in your hobbies and the things you love, don’t brush them to the side, they are as important as any other aspect of your life!
Treat everyone equally
Dogs don’t judge you based on what you look like, what you wear, or how wealthy you are. They base it on how you treat them! Life isn’t always about material things, but it’s about the connections you cultivate with those around you. If there is respect, fun times, and small treats here and there, it’s a relationship worth keeping!
Endless compassion and forgiveness
Tug of War is made for durable toys, not feelings! They can sense when we are sad or upset, and they will do anything they can to help us feel better. Because they’re so focused on the present, they’re also amazingly forgiving. Grudges aren’t held, only paws and love.
Honesty is key
Dogs can’t hide their feelings. Ever come home to a guilty-looking pup just to find the living room torn up? Well, being transparent about your feelings to others, also allows you to be more open to your own feelings too. Bottling things up never work, so wear your heart on your sleeve and say how you feel!
Regarded as respectable pets that have been adored for centuries, it’s not just their cute face that got them there! From ancient Egyptians to the Vikings, they are adored across civilizations. That’s not an easy feat, but cats have done exactly that. Here are some of the lessons we can learn from our wise feline friends.
Learn to relax sometimes, patience
It sounds ridiculous, but a lot of us forget how to relax. Even during our days off, our mind is still running through the to-do list and what comes next. Have patience with yourself, things take time and you’ll get there without having to cloud your mind all the time. Look at your cat, don’t they look so peaceful when they’re just chilling around? it’s important to take time off to unwind and destress. It’s okay to sit and enjoy the quiet as a loaf! 🍞
We often take our bodies for granted. Use and care for your body to the best of your abilities! It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. Cats teach us to do this both literally and figuratively. Be adaptable and flexible in both attitude and physical body! Feeling down? Sometimes you just need a good stretch.
Respect is given but trust is earned
It’s a known fact that cats have clear and set boundaries when it comes to interactions. Cats know who they like and who they don’t – they choose the people around them. Despite this, they respect everyone, but you got to prove yourself before they can trust you. Be selective with those around you, and love those who deserve it!
Look your best, and feel your best
Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves. Look your best and feel your best! Put your best paw forward and take on the world. Having a self-care routine can help you relax and prioritize your own well-being. Take care of yourself, both mentally and physically – and it will show! Feel better from the inside out.
You know the old saying, “Curiosity killed the cat” but did you know the full idiom ends with “But satisfaction brought it back?” Learn and explore the world. It’s so vast and complex. Notice the little things in everyday life, and question them! You’d be surprised about the number of things you can learn and appreciate in the process.
Our furry friends are our best companions, therapists, exercise buddy, family member, and most importantly, wise teachers. From love, companionship, respect, and trust, to self-care, and the importance of relaxation, our pets are wise educators hidden in the cutest fur suit! They can teach us valuable lessons in life, and remind us that it’s the little things that matter the most.
So take a step back from your busy schedule and reflect! It’s okay to relax and take time off for yourself. After all, you are the most important person in your life. We have boundless wisdom and inspiration we can observe from our pets!
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