“I’m a celebrity get me out of here!” is what Pooh could’ve said. “Always watch where you are going otherwise you may step on a piece of the forest that was left by mistake,” is what author A.A Milne wrote.
Standing at a frozen pizza dept. on a wintry Friday evening I overheard a couple’s convo:
“Which one d’you want?”
“Dunno. You decide “
To me – “Sorry, are we blocking you?”
Me: “Don’t worry, carry on.”
To me – “We’re so indecisive”(smile).
To me again – “No SHE is!” (slightly accusingly).
Cheerful nonetheless, but indecisive, the couple stepped aside.
My turn. So which one? Chicken or Pepperoni. Oh I don’t know! (Procrastinating).
Later I reflect on life’s issues…
No, “I’ll just put that off, can’t face it” (indecisive / procrastinating) is NOT the right answer!
No, “I may as well avoid people altogether” (isolation) is NOT the right answer!
No, “Maybe I’ll just give up, what’s the use …” (suicidal thoughts) is NOT the right answer!
No, “I’m so tired of this routine, my life, this ….” (giving-in to addiction) is NOT the right answer!
Pooh Bear had had too much honey! He needed friends to rescue and pull him out of the mess – stuck in the rabbit hole!
For whatever reason in life I/we go through “stuff” – get stuck. “All things” AKA “stuff” – good&bad, big&small – still stuff! Unless of course you’re perfect? Ha! We all hope and believe these ‘things’ work together for our good and for many of us they do.
How different, I reflect, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Roo, are in the stories; Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl and Tigger too – as are my/your friends.
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
Oh! Don’t you just love that quote from Winnie-the-Pooh? Words can be just like that – sweeter than honey!
SO, the next time you find yourself in a rabbit hole (!) – STUCK:
1) Sing an uplifting song.
2) Read a good book.
3) Phone / message a wise friend.
4) Learn from it and move forward.
Stay strong! Suz 🙂
An aside, on the flip side! To remain stuck is paramount in some instances, because it’s not helpful to disengage or become unstuck from friends, relatives, a healthy network and church family – an example of when it’s best to stay stuck. Get out there! Help a friend!