Thursday, February 24, 2011

Question of the Day: Eeyore or Tigger.

So here we have the tow opposite ends of the spectrum in the Winnie the Pooh stories.

First, we have Eeyore; the ever-present pessimist who seems to have the attitude, "Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could". No matter what, something is always bad for Eeyore. Nobody loves him, nothing goes right, his house constantly gets knocked over, he always loses his tail. Everything is always bad and nothing is ever good. On the other hand we have Tigger; the energetic, bouncy, happy Tigger. Tigger seems to look at the world as bright and sunshiny. He finds the silver lining in even the darkest clouds. There is something good about every situation with this one-of-a-kind "T-I-double Ga-errr". He always joyfully exclaims that, "the greatest thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one!".

Let us hope that is not the case.

So...which are we? Are we Eeyore? Does everything seem to work against us? Or are we Tigger? No matter what happens we are the ones to handle it?

God did not create us or put us into situations so that we will be miserable all of the time. "Men are that they might have joy," is what God has in mind. (2 Nephi 2:25) We need to become a little more like Tigger and find those silver linings. I promise they are there.

I promise that as we begin to try to FIND the good in every situation we will become more like Tigger; bouncy and happy. Doesn't that sound like a better way to live?

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