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A Little Sacrifice Won’t Hurt…

When I am asked to share something that I’ve learned from animals, I would always remember this story about the Hedgehogs that my Psychology instructor in college told us.

During cold winters, these tiny spiky animals would try to get as closer to each other as they could get to stay warm, but being spiky as they are, they would get hurt when they try to stay very close. And so they tried to distance themselves but they would suffer the cold, and some of them would not even survive it. Realizing that, they  chose to stay close together even if it meant getting a little hurt. They learned to accept this sacrifice because this is what would make them feel warm and it ensures their survival from the cold weather.

Like the hedgehogs, people also need others to survive in life. It’s true that we are putting  ourselves at risk of getting hurt the more that we become closer to people; but that is also what would make us feel warmer and happier. People will hurt us or we will hurt Others at some point in our lives. The arguments and fights are given. We will always have disagreements. But these are nothing compared to the happiness that close relationships give us. Being safe yet alone and lonely would be so much worse.

So like the hedgehogs, we need to accept and tolerate the little imperfections of other people. In the end, we need each other to survive in life. 🙂

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Thank you Andrei for tagging me along on the Animal Series Tag! I know it took me a while, but a promise is a promise, right? 🙂

My Nominations:

  1. Flying Through Water
  2. Out An About
  3. The Bag Lady

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Pick an animal and explain why they are a source of inspiration to you, and how their character can be used to motivate.
  3. Nominate at least 3 other bloggers, to share the positivity!
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30 thoughts on “A Little Sacrifice Won’t Hurt…

  1. Wow…this is a very insightful post, Nina! Worth the wait! 🙂
    The value of a deep-rooted relationship is truly beyond measure and one of the best “things” in life that we must aspire. It, like any other important things in life, needs a little bit of sacrifice to acquire yet the subsequent benefits it gives us is absolutely fulfilling!
    I’ve noticed the new look of your blog. It’s fantastic!

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      1. Cool! Okay, here’s what we should do. As a way to protect the secret before it’s too late, I suggest you delete the thread of comments we shared here. How’s that?
        Hahaha. I’m just kidding with you, Nina! My corny sense of humor sometimes becomes this annoying, embarrassing, the least! 🙂

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  2. Such an inspiring post, Nina! You’re absolutely right, a deeply-rooted relationship is very important for us, humans, it gives meaning and sense to our very existence.
    Appreciate you standing by your promise 🙂 Thank you!

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  3. We liked the analogy of being a little like hedge hogs and needing closeness. So true. I have and am continuing to learn the importance and need of emotional, spiritual, mental and physical closeness in our lives. We are so glad you stopped by our site so we could find yours. We like what you are doing here.

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    1. Thank you! 😊 I am a firm believer that our happiness greatly depends on our relationships- to other people, to ourselves & to God. Most people aren’t happy because they fail in this area and some try to compensate it with other stuffs but it just doesn’t work that way…
      I appreciate you visiting my site. I’m glad that you like what you see here. It means a lot to me! 😊

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  4. What a great depiction of relationships. Most relationships have moments of pain, tension or frustration; however the joy they bring normally greatly outweighs those moments. I love the image of the hedgehogs to explain this!

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