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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!

“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney

“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’ve been accused of being more Eeyore than Tigger but I try to get my inner “Tigger” to bounce more each day.

    May 18, 2014
    • We all have Eeyore in us and around us. We need to draw Tigger out to play and stay.

      May 20, 2014
  2. ahh, sweet tigger!
    brings back distant memories
    of e tickets and endless rides 🙂

    May 19, 2014
  3. The wonderful thing about tiggers is tiggers are wonderful things!

    May 19, 2014
  4. thank you for the wonderful reminder to be the tigger not the sorry!

    May 19, 2014
  5. Tigger has always been one of my favorite characters, now I know why. Thanks for the timely message!

    May 19, 2014

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