An Eeyore or Tigger View of Life?
April 6, 2008
Posted by on
“Each of us must make a decision, best captured in A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Am I a fun-loving Tigger or a sad-sack Eeyore?” So asks Randy Pausch in his Parade Magazine article (April 6, 2008). Randy is most famous for his “Last Lecture” recorded at Carnegie Mellon University and which received millions of hits on YouTube. He’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has a short time to live but is facing his short life with joy and optimism.
His imagery of choosing between being an Eeyore or Tigger really impacted me. Certainly for those of us who have a strong faith in a good God who is for us, we should be a Tigger when facing life and not an Eeyore.
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” (Philippians 4: 8-9) God has given us the choice of how to look at the life He’s given us. I’ve decided I want to be a Tigger!