Now, I Figure *Pooh*

On Friday as I was looking up some quotes for my TGIF, I remembered my favorite cartoon. There was a time I was into cartoons like I am into movies right now. Funny enough, I am one of those people who besides learning from experience, I also learn from what I watch. Actually most of my wisdom, the little that I have acquired so far comes from what I see. I hear people say that movies, series or cartoons limit your intelligence, they say it’s garbage in and encourage you to read a book instead. Oh well, I have done both, and I choose to disagree. For me, movies open up my mind and make me think beyond what is being shown. I put myself in it. If it was me what would I have done, said or reacted … just the same way I do if or when reading a book.

Then again, different people, different preferences. So back to where I was before I digressed. I came across this site here, talking about the real life lessons from Winnie the Pooh. And now, I figure out why I loved it so much. It always gave me food for thought or better yet, it made me admire their lives gullible is me 🙂. On the upside, it was a cartoon out of a book, so I got a dose of both!

They say, “the wisdom of  Winnie can guide a kid from childhood straight into adulthood and beyond. Following are some important life lessons courtesy of  Winnie and the rest of the gang from Aker Woods.” I think that’s just what it did, and going back through the quotes gives me goosebumps. Here goes:

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Love Your Friends

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

“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.”

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.

“Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.””

“I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh.
“I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”

Appreciate the Little Things in Life

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?””

“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.”

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

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

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.
“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.””

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”

“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”

“Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.”

“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

“The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?”

“Twirl around Piglet,
Step lightly Pooh,
This silly ol’ dance is perfect for two.”

Be Patient

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

“Wait.”

Don’t Get Bogged Down in Details

“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”

Put Others First

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”

Take Care of Yourself

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

Be Considerate of Others

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”

Be Proactive

“You can’t always sit in your corner of the forest and wait for people to come to you… you have to go to them sometimes.”

Be Careful

“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”

Be Silly

“If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddely poms.”

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And that my dear friends is just a way to add more spice into your life. It may not look like it’s the best but ultimately it’s the only one that you have … so you don’t have a choice but to make it the best with the little that you’ve got. As my friend would say “there is no such thing as small houses, only small hearts”. I bet so is life and it’s content, nothing is small … it’s always about how you look at it.

To a blessed Sunday and I hope your weekend is going as planned. Mine sure is, I have had an AWESOME one. Today, I am house bound trying to make up for the time I should’ve spent on books. But no regrets whatsoever. Ps: I swam yesterday and did a shoot with the most amazing peoples. I hadn’t done that in ages, the bliss! They will tell the stories better *suspense gallore*

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

  • words of wisdom from characters of old, i always think that there is a lesson to be learnt from every thing and person, if only one listens hard enough and is fully open to such possibilities.

    • Yup Evans. My sentiments echoed. Thanks for passing by 🙂

  • Alfie

    It is the ‘what if’ worries that prevents many from being proactive only to find themselves stuck in a pit but If you ever find yourself in a pit, remember, sorrow looks back, worry looks around but faith looks up. Look up & live! feed ur faith and your fears will starve to death.

    • Yup Yup, true story. Yani, you’re my preacher here 🙂

  • What if I suggest that people who are able to get into a movie and connect with it are in fact people with super powers? Coz I know I’m like that. I often beat myself over it, but I’ve come to realize it’s not such a bad thing after all 🙂

    • LOL, in total agreement, the super powers bit especially. I do that all the time, hence my love for movies and music 🙂

  • I think my favorite post this month! 😀
    Such a wealth of wisdom!! And yes..people with Brains seldom understand anything..ever;)

    • Yaaay! Your comment always gets me smiling 🙂 Thanks for passing by. And yeah, that’s a whole wealth of wisdom right there, live by them and you’ll survive a while…lol

  • Interesting. And to think that the only thing I thought is “This cartoon is a bit suspect”. LOL

    • Haha really! That reminds me of tele tubbies, that one was definitely suspect. Winnie the pooh is just awesome (there I use it again).