On Memorial Day, 2021, like many, I came out of self-solituding into a crowd celebrating the ability to gather following a year unlike any other most of us have lived. When the pandemic began, I stayed home except to make a few shopping recons. My grandson was born on January 21, 2020, which was […]
I am a ‘Tigger’; no doubt about it. Most people who know me would agree that I am bouncy and high energy (sometimes, I wonder if annoyingly so:) and in possession of a sense of optimism that defies circumstances. I learned the art of resilience throughout my life, seeing it on par with strength, or perhaps even a wee bit more powerful. Some people are so resilient, they seem to be made of Silly Putty and rubber bands and stretch back into shape when they most feel like they could be bent out of shape. Think about the circumstances you have faced and how you have shown up in those events. Have you sunk low or bounced high? Who was on the ‘trampoline’ with you? Did you judge yourself for wherever you were on the resilience scale or were you accepting of the woman or man in the mirror? Are you willing to stretch a bit beyond comfort zones?
I wonder if this has already been done, but I have long thought that it would be fun to develop a psychological test that would ask these questions:
Who is your favorite Winnie The Pooh character?
Who is your favorite Peanuts character?
Who is your favorite Wizard of Oz character?
For me, it’s a no brainer…the aforementioned jungle feline, Snoopy and a toss up between the Scarecrow and Toto.
Snoopy appeals to me because of his vivid imagination that can turn a doghouse into an airplane and the way he does his happy dance. He is also unafraid of showing his emotions, laughing and crying with equal ease and he loves to tease Lucy with a great big ol’ slurp on the face.
The Scarecrow was Dorothy’s first friend in Oz and was a wayshower, sometimes not even sure which direction he was to go , but open to various options. He would sometimes lose his stuffins’ as he stuck up for those he loved and he gladly faced fire for Dorothy.
Toto pulled away the illusion of The Great and Powerful Oz as he surely as he drew back the curtain and revealed the man standing behind it, working the levers and switches. He was a truthteller.
Take a few minutes to give yourself this quiz and ask about the significance of your choices and how they reflect the human being who is in your clothes right now.
http://youtu.be/dJFyz73MRcg The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers