Today is Winnie the Pooh day!
…………….so a little history and some quotes (my favorites usually!) in celebration of this day. This most endearing bear was created by A.A Milne born on January 18, 1882 and named after a toy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne. Pooh’s friends which include other popular characters such as Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo were also based on Christopher’s stuffed animals. Winnie the Pooh stories were set at Ashdown Forest in East Sussex known as the hundred acre woods. Original versions of Winnie the Pooh stories were brought into beautiful illustrations by E.H. Shepard.
Besides being a very lovable bear adored by children, Winnie the Pooh’s clear-eyed wisdom also won the hearts of adults. I’m honored to share some of Pooh’s quotes hoping it will touch you there and remain !
“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.”
“Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”
“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.”
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
“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.”
“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” 🙂
Even decades after his first appearance, the Pooh Bear continues to steal the hearts of young and old alike. I heard they are bringing him again to Ashdown forest with a sequel but the magic may be missing! Enjoy Pooh day!