When you think of Winnie the Pooh, what comes to mind? Probably his love for honey! He is also a happy go lucky bear, that sees all of life as a grand adventure. What comes to mind when you contemplate Eeyore? He is always throwing a pity party, feeling sorry for himself. We could also talk about Piglet’s issues with anxiety and fears, but let’s focus just on Winnie and Eeyore. Which one are you like?
Do you wake up seeing the day as a new adventure? Or do you wake up assuming the day will be terrible?
Are you excited and passionate about life? Or are you bitter and in a foul mood?
Do people get excited and encouraged when they see you, or would they rather avoid your negative, sour attitude?
I admit, there are times I am like Eeyore. I feel down and discouraged. Life is good and life is bad. Which aspect we focus on determines our outlook and attitude . Sometimes I have to remind myself to cancel the pity party. To pray for God to give me joy. To call to mind Psalm 118:24, which reminds is that “this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” If it helps, eat some honey, too!