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If you could start all over again, and consciously choose how you impact other sentient beings, would you choose kindness or suffering?  Have you noticed how there doesn't seem to be any barriers between children and non-human animals?

“My hope is that we can navigate through this world and our lives with the grace and integrity of those who need our protection.
May we have the sense of humour and liveliness of the goats.

May we have the maternal instincts and protective nature of the hens and the sassiness of the roosters.
May we have the gentleness and strength of the cattle, and the wisdom, humility, and serenity of the donkeys.
May we appreciate the need for community as do the sheep and choose our companion as carefully as do the rabbits.
May we have the faithfulness and commitment to family as the geese, and adaptability and affability of the ducks.

May we have the intelligence, loyalty, and affection of the pigs and the inquisitiveness, sensitivity, and playfulness of the turkeys.
My hope is that we learn from the animals what it is we need to become better people.”

- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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