What child hasn’t grown up loving that adorable bear Winnie the Pooh? But Winnie isn’t solely for children. The wisdom of Winnie can guide a kid from childhood straight into adulthood and beyond. Following are some important life lessons courtesy of Winnie and the rest of the gang from Aker Woods:
Love Your Friends
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.”
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.””
“I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh.
“I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”
Appreciate the Little Things in Life
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?””
“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.
“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.””
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called”
“Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.”
“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”
“The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?”
“Twirl around Piglet,
Step lightly Pooh,
This silly ol’ dance is perfect for two.”
“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
Don’t Get Bogged Down in Details
“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”
Put Others First
“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”
Take Care of Yourself
“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
Be Considerate of Others
“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”
“You can’t always sit in your corner of the forest and wait for people to come to you… you have to go to them sometimes.”
“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”
“If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddely poms.”
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