Dancing Hearts Blog

Dogs inspire us to make the world a better place

This day seems so perfect for reflecting on how we have been influenced and inspired. By people and by our dogs and other animal companions. And, it seems perfect to share my own dream with you too.

One of the people who most inspires me with his courage, and his peaceful yet persistent and passionate approach is Dr Martin Luther King Jr. I came across this page with some of Dr King’s philosophies, and loved this quote on his legacy.


MLK Legacy


The Most Important Question.

Does my life have meaning?  Am I contributing to making the world a better place somehow?

When we ask ourselves this question at the beginning of every year…and at the beginning of every day, we will be creating a better world, just in the asking.

When we ask ourselves this question, we bring a sort of mindful awareness to how we move throughout the day, without even thinking about it.

When we ask ourselves this question, we get in touch with our most intimate self. Our heart. It’s the part of our self that knows our calling. And that urges us to follow that call.

My Dogs led me to my answer:

The love people have for their dogs and other animal companions will lead them to living a happier, more peaceful, more compassionate life. Start there.

And, so I did. That’s why I’m here. That’s why you’re here. There’s more history on this page. More about my work here.

Following your heart isn’t always an easy road. Believe me. If you are brave enough and passionate enough you will sweat, toil, dig deep, and sometimes want to give up.

Stick with it my friend. It’s so worth it.


Speak! Your community wants to hear from you. I want to hear from you.

In the comments, tell me:

1. What do you want your legacy to be? What do you want people to say about you?

2. Do your dogs and other animals inspire your life? How?

Thanks so much for reading! It is a wonderful time to be alive.  🙂

Sending love and light,

2 Responses

  1. I haven’t thought much about a Legacy. I know I would want people to say that I was a good man and a great husband.

    My dogs do inspire me. To be more patient, to learn and grow in new ways, to be better. They work so hard for me, I often find myself wanting to be a better “handler” because i feel like they deserve the best. 😉

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