I am one of those sentimental types; you know the types that cry watching Bambi I cry when I hear a sad song on the radio. I am easily touched by the hurt others feelings. One of my favorite books of all time is Winnie The Pooh. Pooh is depicted as a silly bear who has very little brains, but what he lacks in brains he makes up for in a loving heart Simple words can express profound truths. Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~ Winnie the Pooh
We live in a world that is always in a hurry. We make lists of what we need to do before dark. Pooh knows the importance of doing nothing sometimes We can take a break and just think about where we are, where we want to go. We can appreciate what and who is around us. We gain fresh insights when we just stop and do nothing.
Pooh knows what real love is.
Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love. ~ Winnie the PoohReal love enjoys the other’s happiness as if it were their own. It delights in seeing the other happy, encourages them, walks beside them an helps them to become the person they dream of being.
Pooh knows how to make friends. We just can’t stay off to ourselves and lament that we have no friends. You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. ~ Winnie the Pooh
Real relationships don’t just happen; there is a beginning, a hello, an introductory conversation. Pooh knows that life is more fulfilling when we have friends who care for us. Friends make the good times better and they help us to endure the hard times. A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside. ~ Winnie the Pooh
Pooh knows that people who love sincerely don’t put limits on their love. They just care plain and simple.
Even though I am all grown up I find great wisdom from a chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. I am inspired to love sincerely, to treasure friends, and to find joy in simple things like honey, balloons, and rain clouds. We can learn a lot from Pooh. He knows the important things. All the knowledge in the world won’t get us anywhere if we don’t know how to love others.