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We Can Learn a Few Things From Pooh


Winnie the Pooh is the creation of author A. A. Milne. He is a friendly honey-loving bear who lives in The Hundred Acre Woods with his friends- Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and others. It is through Pooh’s adventures that he learns about life. The stories are simple, obviously having been written for a young audience but the lessons learned are much bigger.

We can learn a lot from that silly old bear-

Friends play an important role in Pooh’s life. By trial and error, he teaches us to cherish our friends, take care of each other and enjoy our time together.

It’s important to pay attention to details. This applies in all things- from communicating with others to watching where you are going. All it takes is one small oversight to find yourself headed in the wrong direction. Pooh’s love of honey and sometimes distracted air lands him in more than a few mishaps.

Sometimes it is better to think things through before acting and if you are unsure of what to do, go ahead and ask. There’s no thing as a silly question. Pooh reinforces this idea repeatedly when he is undecided and looking for some guidance.

We are all different. Piglet laments his small size. Tigger looks for other orange with black striped bouncy companions. In the end, they show us that it’s good to embrace those differences in ourselves as well as each other.

If you look hard enough, you can find goodness in anything. Eeyore loves to be gloomy but even he is able to find the positive…most of the time. 🙂

Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination- as Pooh shows us time and time again as he hunts down honey.

Pooh talks about love, especially with his pal, Piglet. It reinforces the importance of letting the important people in your life know that they do matter.

While Pooh often worries about a time when he might have to go on without his friends beside him, Christopher Robin’s words of wisdom are ones that ring true no matter what your age or situation-

“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.”

Each week, Ronovan from Ronovan Writes encourages us to Be Wonderful on Wednesday. Be sure to head over to his blog to check out his post by clicking on his blog name above and find other wonderful posts under the #BeWoW.