Winnie the Pooh

The Wisdom of Pooh

Celebrating Winnie the Pooh day with all my favourite Pooh quotes.

Did you know that it’s Winnie the Pooh day next Monday 18th January?  This day is celebrated by fans of AA Milne every year on his birthday (he would have been 139 this year!).

So, just because its raining and grim outside, we are in the middle of a global pandemic and I need a dose of Pooh wisdom, I thought I’d share some positive quotes from my favourite bear.

Pooh on mindfulness:

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

“Sometimes I sits and think, and sometimes I just sits…”

“Home is the comfiest place to be.”

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

“The sun still shines, even when it’s hiding.”

Pooh on coping with life:

”I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“When you are a bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find sometimes that a thing which seemed very thinkish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”

“When late morning rolls around and you’re feeling a bit out of sorts, don’t worry; you’re probably just a little eleven o’clockish.”

“When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.”

Pooh on love

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

“Any day spent with you is my favourite day.”

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

“A hug is always the right size.”

“A friend is someone who helps you up when you’re down, and if they can’t, they lay down beside you and listen.”

What’s your favourite Pooh quote?

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