There was a writer who decided to create a story for his young son, Christopher. He decided to create a story about Christopher’s stuffed animals. His son’s favorite was named Edward Bear. You know him better as Winnie-the-Pooh.
Pooh and friends lived in The Hundred Acre Wood, and from that place of fun and imagination came much wisdom. Those lessons were, most likely, meant for his young son – yet, they ended up teaching us all a thing or two.
Here are some of the best lessons from A.A. Milne’s wonderful stories…
- “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
- “Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
- “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 underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
- “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
- “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”
- “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
- “Oh, Tigger, where are your manners? “I don’t know, but I’ll bet they are having more fun that I am.”
- “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”
- “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
And my favorite…
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”