The acceptance and unconditional trust from animals touches most people deeply. Animals allow us to share parts of ourselves that often takes years to share with other people. They teach non-verbal ways of listening, interacting, and socializing that make us happier and healthier. Regardless of geography, economics or politics, our connections with animals also connect us with emotions that unite humanity. Click on any of the four categories -- People, Animals, Earth, Spirit -- to see examples from each "spoke of the wheel".