“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
I hate to say it, but Eeyore is right. That gloomy, grey stuffed donkey that lives in the southeast corner of the Hundred Acre Wood is right. His thoughts may be deep and at times rather dreary, but even he can find something positive in a sad kind of day. Surprise! I bet you didn’t think that was even possible for him to do, did you?
I know many Eeyore’s…people who seem sad all the time and tend to focus of the bad in everything happening around them. People who sit in their gloomy place finding mistake after mistake rather than looking outside to see that the wind is capable of blowing those gloomy bits of life away.
Today it may be gloomy, rainy and muddy in your neck of the woods, but how about looking on the bright side of things instead. You don’t have to go through it alone. I’m here with you along with that person over there, and that one over there, and this one right here.
If your balloon should pop, if your house should cave in, if your tail should fall off, you have a group of friends who love you, understand you, and will be there to help you navigate through the difficult paths. Sometimes those friends are a phone call away or just around the corner, other times they are across the miles and found at the end of wires, cables and computer screens. But you are not alone, I can guarantee you that.
Don’t let the gloomy circumstances in front of you keep you from seeing the possibility of something great happening in your life. Sure, it’s easy to find all the things that are wrong or worry about those things that could go wrong, but just this once decide to find something you can be thankful for even in the gloomy parts. If Eeyore can do it, then I know you can too!