Can Tigger Come Out and Play, and Work?
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney
It’s been 15 years since I’ve been to Disneyworld. I just returned from a five day get-away with my brother, sister-in-law and niece. 16 hour days jam packed, walking miles and miles taking in the imagination and creativity of Walt Disney’s dream continuing to unfold. Simply amazing, maybe even more so for us older “kids.”
I went feeling like Eeyore and returned with the bounce of Tigger. We drive ourselves so hard and take everything so seriously that we get desperate for a vacation. Holding back, holding out, waiting or delaying play and fun for vacation or retirement robs us of our calling to embrace and engage in each and every day.
Each day, we must choose between Tigger and Eeyore – abundance or scarcity, half full or half empty. Despite the complexity of the world and all of the Eeyores that remind us of the many obstacles, dare to risk joy, see possibility and accept delight. Lighten up and invite fun to each day. Work hard but play harder.
My simple momento from the trip is a small stuffed Tigger. I’ve hung him on a living room lamp to remind me to bounce, frolic, imagine, create, smile, laugh, believe and let my Tigger out to play and work, everyday!