“Perceptions from Pooh versus Eeyore”

Over the years, in my relationship with my husband, we have best described ourselves as Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore; hence, I am Pooh and him Eeyore.

An example of this occurred on a gorgeous, crisp morning where the sun had not yet risen.  As my husband began driving me to work so he could have the car for the day, I commented, “What a beautiful morning!”

His response: “Oh no! Winter is going to soon be coming.”

I shook my head and chuckled at this response, and along the short drive to the hospital, we chatted about the differences in our perspectives.  In this particular situation, I was admiring the beauty of our current temperature while he expressed dread with the future, bitter coldness.

Do you tend to reflect on the present or focus more on the future?  Do you possess Pooh’s optimistic perspective towards circumstances and situations or demonstrate Eeyore’s differing approach?

The writer of the Winnie the Pooh books, A.A. Milne, once wrote, “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”  This also holds true for one’s perception.  If you don’t like what you see, look at it from another angle, for the beauty of the Lord can be found even in the smallest amounts.

God, help us with our perceptions and to be able to see Your hand in all aspects of life.  In Your holy name, Amen.

 

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