Tag Archives: love

Being a Sheep

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

It’s the lunar new year, and it’s the year of the Sheep (or goat, or ram, whichever you prefer).

Chinese new year 2015

So this got me thinking…

Have you ever been called a sheep?

It’s often thought of as being a negative – being a sheep.  I’ve heard it used to describe someone as weak-willed, following the crowd, conforming to fit in without really thinking for themselves, or just going along with what everyone else wants them to do.

But I don’t know if that’s fair – to people, or sheep.

Because maybe it’s good to be a sheep…

Sheep are friendly.  They like being together in a herd, and get stressed when separated from others.  New sheep don’t have to look the same, act any certain way – they are just accepted.  What if everyone in the world chose connection?

Sheep protect each other.  Flocking is a natural behavior among sheep.  They will run from things that frighten them and band together to stand against an enemy.  What if people always protected each other?

Sheep collaborate. They don’t get in power struggles, or need someone to be the boss – there is no one leader in a flock of sheep – they often follow just the first one that moves.  What would our world be like if people all worked together?

Sheep are peaceful.  There are no turf wars or alpha struggles for sheep. They don’t care about any particular piece of land, as long as they are together.   They don’t care about being in charge, or getting the credit.  Sheep want to just be. What if we could spend more time just being?

Sheep are aware.  Sheep rely on their senses to observe the environment and are constantly surveying.  They have a wide field of vision (up to 306 degrees!), can pinpoint the location of a sound, and even smell water. What if we used our senses to be more aware of what’s around us, in this moment?

Sheep are intelligent.  Sheep recognize and remember faces. They can remember complex mazes.  They have been known to search out healing plants when not feeling well, and even rolled themselves over a cattle grate in Yorkshire to get to a better field. What if we focused on creative problem-solving?

Being docile doesn’t mean weak.
Being peaceful doesn’t mean less intelligent.
Accepting others openly doesn’t mean conforming.

In fact, being tender-hearted, friendly, collaborative, always thinking and observing – these are the ways I do want to be.  And, with a good shepherd to guide me and a flock to help protect me, I know these are the keys to enjoy a good life.

Just like a sheep.


Lambs photo by TouTouke

Info Source: I got my new learning about sheep here and here


If you would enjoy getting my blogs, notes of encouragement, and coaching specials in your inbox, sign up here

Valentine Love – a Freebie for you!

The month of love

Have you decided how you will tell those you love how much they mean to you?

Fancy gifts and expensive presents aren’t always needed – sometimes just a heartfelt note means more, is more deeply remembered and cherished, and brings joy for weeks to come!

So my gift this month to folks on my email list (and I suppose to any others who have found this page!) 🙂 is a little collection of LOVE NOTE cards, created by me, for you!  Each image is clickable to a larger postcard – they look even better full size – then just right-click and save/print the image.

I haven’t added my logo to these – because I want them to be from YOU.

I see you postcardWith all my heart postcardI love you because valentine postcardDon’t forget to add your own words to this last one! 🙂

No matter how you do it, and really, no matter what time of year, let your loved ones know just how very precious they are to you.

Every day. Any day. Today.


If you would enjoy getting emails such as this each week,
sign up here or on the website sidebar.