Don’t Be an Eeyore…

EeyoreLet me start with an apology.  I’m not the most sensitive person in the world.  I’m empathetic and sympathetic, but can be more “to the point” sometimes than people prefer.

Now that is out of the way…. have you ever met an Eeyore?  These are people who when asked “how are you?” they actually tell you.  I mean most of us are stressed out, tired, achy, moody, etc. but when asked, we reply “fine” or something similar.

These people wear on me.  I feel for their trials, but after a while it just gets old.  No one wants to constantly hear about someone else’s problems.  We have enough of our own.  I am not referring to someone who has a problem and shared it with you.  I am referring to the individuals that have nothing but problems and share with you and anyone else that will listen.  It’s really sad and drains those of us that try to stay positive through our trials.

Maybe if you could look at your problems through a different light.  See that you are a child of God… see that you are loved.  God’s love for us is more than we can imagine.  He doesn’t want you to complain all the time about what He has given you.

If looking at it differently doesn’t work, maybe change your situation.  If you hate your job, look for another one.  If you are not a morning person, try listening to uplifting music or exercising before you go to work.  If you are having relationship issues, talk it out or seek counseling.  God doesn’t want us to live in misery.  You have the ability to change your situation.  It might not be easy, but it’s better than being miserable.

Most of the time, I think that it’s the attitude about it all.  Either way, please understand that while people want to help you and pray for you, people also want to hear something positive.  Maybe next time someone asks “how are you?” just say, with a smile “God let me get up this morning!”  Some days, that might me all you’ve got, but at least it’s something.

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22


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