I have beautiful memories of reading the Winnie the Pooh books to my son. Every Sunday morning was anticipated and the book would be taken down, the bookmark found, and the story would begin.
Although essentially children’s books, the stories of Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne have universal appeal. They make us laugh, they make our heart’s sing and they also teach us life lessons.
Monday 18 January was Winnie the Pooh Day and the HuffPost Better Together featured a great article about this really special bear. Please also remember to scroll down and you will see a cool little video with 6 facts about Winnie the Pooh that you might not have known.
The article which was written by Katherine Brooks, senior arts and culture editor for Huffington Post delves a little deeper into the origins of this special bear and his friends.
The quote I have chosen for my image and for this Wednesday’s quotation is really special to me. I am using it as a bit of an affirmation right now as I go through a few hard changes in my life.
It wasn’t only Winnie the Pooh was inspired to make so many great statements, many of which are so relevant to today’s society. The other characters have distinct personalities and are very quotable too.
Here are a few of my favourites:
“I wasn’t going to eat it – I was just going to taste it”
“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
“Some people care too much. I think it is called love.”
“Never underestimate the power of doing nothing.”
“ The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.” – from a personal favourite Tigger
and for balance …
“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine” – from Eeyore.
I would love it if you would leave a comment and let me know your favourite Winnie the Pooh quote.
Thanks for reading.