So last night, I saw something on MamaPop about Randy Pausch. See, I had been hearing about him, and how sad it was that he died. But I never knew who this was. So I clicked on the YouTube video out of curiosity. I was just going to watch a few minutes to get a feel for why so many people were bummed out, but his energy just sucked me in. Before long, I had watched the whole hour and sixteen minutes! At the end of the lecture, I teared up, and suddenly I understood why this man would be missed by so many.
One point he made stood out to me. At the 1:02:04 mark, he told the audience, “You just have to choose if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore.” I thought about it for the rest of the night.
Tigger – “The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things!! … bouncy flouncy fun fun fun fun!”
Eeyore – “Thanks for noticin’ me. Not many people do.”
Tigger is full of life and energy. Eeyore is a depressed donkey in serious need of intervention. As much as I wish I was a tigger, I think I’m more of an Eeyore. The whole, “Woe is me” thing really wears thin after a while. I’m not all Eeyore though. I can be a Tigger when I want to be. And I really want to be. I want to be a Tigger. I want to pass a love for life to my kids. I need to make a conscious effort to be more Tigger-like and less Eeyore-ish.
Meanwhile, I highly recommend ya’ll take the time to watch this one. It’s an hour & 16 minutes well spent.