Pigs have feelings too! Perhaps after a few weeks of March of Pigs you may have noticed that pigs are actually quite expressive. That’s because they feel a wide range of emotions, just like humans. Pigs can feel joy and happiness as well as suffer from negative emotions like sadness and grief. Pigs are not only emotional creatures, but have been observed to show compassion for others, and feel distress at seeing their animal and human friends suffering. They have distinctive personalities, some are shy and some are gregarious just like us. In addition to having excellent memories, it is very likely that pigs have complex feelings and thoughts, and are even able to understand symbolic languages similar to higher primates and dolphins. Amazing!
Think of something happy and wonderful today. It may be hard, but there is always SOMETHING. Even if it’s as simple as you enjoyed a wonderful meal, had a good cup of coffee or saw something funny on the internet.
Always do your best and everything will turn out ok.
After a major event, a big trip or something really demanding, the best way to celebrate is to make sure to get adequate rest. It is totally ok to put your feet up sometimes even if you have other things you could do. Getting enough rest and relaxation can help you be stronger and more productive overall. Take a hint from Avery the official spokespig of The Haven Zoo, having a cuddle under the blankets can be the best way to recharge!
Races can be a lot of fun to participate in and observe. If you ever find yourself in a race, just remember that finishing is enough to make you a champion.
See barriers as challenges to overcome and don’t let them stop you from pursuing your dreams is more wisdom and advice on living a long and fulfilling life from yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch. She was first introduced to yoga at the age of seven in 1925, living in southern India. She watched boys practicing yoga on the beach and when she asked older members of her family about it, they told her that yoga was only for boys. This did not deter Tao, she watched the boys and mimicked their actions, eventually practicing herself and becoming a world-renowned yoga teacher, even being named the world’s oldest living yoga teacher by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2012.
The first step is always the hardest. Once you get going it will all fall into place. So go ahead, get started!
Sometimes, it is ok to let yourself sleep in for a little or allow yourself some extra relaxation. The more you take care of yourself and allow yourself to be still, the more productive and efficient you will be later.
Never stop exploring. The world is full of infinite possibilities – even in your own neighbourhood.
February in the northern hemisphere can be quite grey, chilly and blustery. Don’t fear though, behind the wind, rain, snow and clouds the sun is still there. Need proof? The herd from the Haven Zoo enjoyed some lovely sunshine this afternoon. Soon enough, the sun will be back in your corner of the world.