“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 most of the time rather gloomy, but even he at times can find the positive in a sad kind of day. Are you surprise? I bet you didn’t think that was even possible for him to do.
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 dreary bits of life away.
Today it may be gloomy, rainy and muddy in your neck of the woods—multiple sclerosis has a way of doing that to a person’s life—but regardless of the cloudy and stormy outlook, there is still the possibility of rainbows and sunshine. It may be found in the kindness of someone you meet, a joke you read online, or a distant memory of precious moments with friends.
Regardless of what you are facing, I hope you know that you don’t have to go through this crazy journey alone. That’s one great thing about the internet…there are people all around the world who get it, who understand the struggle and are only a keystroke away. 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. You are not alone, I can guarantee you that. Allow yourself the time you need to grieve, cry, feel. Then once you have waded through the storm, look up for a break in the clouds.
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 point out all the things that are bad or worry about the countless things that could go wrong like Eeyore would do, but just this once decide to find something you can be thankful for even in the gloomy parts. If Eeyore can do it (although sparingly), then I know you can too!
“The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.” – Eeyore