“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily. “So it is.” “And freezing.” “Is it?” “Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
Although this sweet little donkey is pretty much the poster child for chronic depression, he always seems to find some small bit of silver lining on even the darkest cloud.
When we’re mired in grey, it’s hard to focus on the fact that positive things even exist in our lives, let alone exist in abundance. Life can be really bloody hard at times, and awful situations can often rain down like hammer blows all at once. You might wake up dreadfully ill one morning, get fired when you try to call in sick to work, break your favorite mug when you try to make tea, and then have your partner break things off with you because they want to join a monastery in Tibet.
On days like that, it really feels like the best course of action would just be to curl up in a hole and never emerge… but then your pet looks at you with big, liquid eyes full of unconditional love (and a desire for treats), and you remember that you’re alive, and smart, and have a whole lot of opportunity to explore… and your hair isn’t on fire, and things aren’t quite so bad in that particular moment. There’s always hope and joy to be found; somehow Eeyore manages this despite his prevailing gloomy outlook.
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