Animals have this uncanny ability to celebrate goodness in life. Perhaps it is their innate connection to the divine. Or a willingness to go with the natural order of things. Or the fact that they are dialed into survival, and are therefore always looking for ways to sustain life.
Being able to celebrate goodness is one of the most important components in sustaining life. Goodness begets goodness; negativity begets misery….and a certain death of the spirit. We are drawn to animals for so many reasons, but I think one of the most important is because they bring out the goodness in us and they show by example how to look at life’s challenges as an invitation to rise above them and dwell instead within the peace and grace of joy.