The male penguin searches the entire beach for the perfect pebble when he has found the one he wants to waddle through life with. And after he spots the perfect pebble, he picks it up and hobbles over to his beloved, placing the pebble at her feet. If she picks it up she is his, if not she is declining his offer.
I find this so beautiful. We could learn a lot from penguins.
Adelie penguins mate for life. One thing I find that also stands out about them is that they each share their responsibilities.
After the female has laid eggs both mum and dad take turns in incubating the eggs and finding/gathering food. Even after the young are born or hatched both parents take turns in looking after them. It truly is a partnership.
This could tell us something about how they manage to last a lifetime together. They both have the same goals and are willing to help each other succeed, lifting the load from one another. They truly are life partners. They are also completely faithful.
We should all definitely take a note from the penguins book.
If a man is to offer a rock to a woman, confessing his undying love, he should then become like a penguin; remain truthful and work with her to share the responsibilities life throws. Do it all together, and the love they have found should surely last.
Walk hand in hand with each other. Penguins don't often get very much privacy, but when they do get a chance they take off a little out of the way from the others to find a spot where they can hold each others hands.