Stop and Smell the Pooh

A classmate from high school posted the following link on Facebook yesterday and I found myself reading and rereading it at least a dozen times. I hope you find the lessons on love, friendship, and loyalty as comforting and inspirational as did I:
Your childhood is calling; it has some wisdom to share! Sometimes, when I go back and read old favorites, I’m surprised at how much good sense is packed into the books I read before I realized how important they were. The plots were always entertaining, but the life lessons lost on someone who had lived so very little life. Now that I am three decades in, quotes from childhood staples are surprisingly valid and poignant. Here are some of my favorites from A.A. Milne (creator of Winnie-the-Pooh and all of his friends).
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“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
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“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
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“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
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“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
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“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”
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“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”
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“So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book.”
Here’s hoping you have an intentionally great and love-filled day…just don’t step in the Pooh.
Rich
 

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