Tigger, from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, is one of my heroes. This is why. He knows who he is and what he does best.
Tigger bounces. Bouncing’s what tiggers do best. Fun. Play. Creating happiness (and some chaos) with friends and family. Life is to be enjoyed. These are also what Tigger does best.
In one of the stories, Rabbit tries to unbounce Tigger. Not a good idea. When he stops bouncing, everyone else gets sad too. Bouncy Tigger is a necessary part of the family in these stories. He is the joy.
I want to be a tigger. If I could be a character from A. A. Milne’s Pooh stories, I would be Tigger. Not even a pause to think it over.
I want to be a joy tigger. I want to light up the joy in myself and those around me. When I am happiness and joy, I can hold in balance the life things that are not so easy.
A joy tigger. Me. I want to know who I am and what I do best. And then do it the rest of my life. I have a good start at it, here on this page and in this blog.