I Love Animals.

Animals can be some of our best of friends. They can be loyal to us, love us, and serve us. Moreover, they can also defend and die for us.

Hence, they have been used as metaphors and examples to teach us positive values, behaviors and aspirations. And show us many positive ways to live and love our lives.

For example, dogs can better welcome us and be more excited about seeing us than many humans. They can show more love and affection than many of our friends.

When we go through a setback, our dogs will never laugh at and look down on us. They can share our pain and sorrow. They may do all kinds of funny tricks and even make a fool of themselves to console us, and make us laugh and become happy.

Animals don’t plan to hurt or destroy us. They don’t invent and deploy weapons of mass destruction and go to war with us.

They don’t gossip, grouse and gripe about their own kind. They don’t torture, backstab, con, sue, threaten, curse, abuse, insult, and do all manners of evil against each other.

They don’t complain and make each other feel negative about life.

They don’t go to the online world and hide under cloaks of anonymity for evil intentions. They don’t flame each other cruelly and throw barbs at each other to hurt each other.

Right from the beginning of time, we have been ordained by our Creator to look after animals.

In His words: “Let us make humans in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”‘ (Genesis 1:26)

Therefore, animals have every right to co-exist with us. They should be treated with love, compassion, and care.

I cannot imagine a world without animals. They not only have every right to co-exist with us, they should also be treated with love, compassion, and care.

Without animals, we may slip into an abyss of loneliness and our very existence may even be threatened.

That’s why our value system and standards of ethos and morality should also include how we live with and treat animals.

As Mahatma Gandhi would say, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

We can’t have nobility and dignity if we do not extend it to the animal kingdom. Neither can we claim to have love in our heart if we have no love for animals. We can never be truly in in touch with our soul if we do not
realize that animals can suffer pain and sorrow like us.

Hence, we should be sensitive to how we treat animals and we should defend them when they are being badly treated. When they are abused, we should never stand by and do nothing about it.

Perhaps, the Golden Rule should also apply here. Don’t do to others what you don’t want others to do to you. A quote from Immanuel Kant comes to mind: ‘We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.’

For all the virtues and strengths that we have, we make ourselves less than a human when we abuse animals. We lower ourselves to one of the lowest denominators when we do all kinds of barbaric and wicked acts on them.

In the words of William Penn: “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

When we save an animal and learn to live with and love the animal, we are not just keeping another animal alive. We demonstrate an act of compassion, kindness and inspiration to our children and our children’s children.

We can also leave behind a wonderful legacy of working towards a better world.

Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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Life is FUNtastic!

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About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on https://m.facebook.com/patrickliewsg Visit my Inspiration blog at https://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/ For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/ Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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