Please forgive my brief but unplanned blogging hiatus. I had a major project to complete which took nearly all my time and energy. Now, that it’s done, I can turn my attention to pretty things and lots of rest. For a little while, at least.
Since today is A.A. Milne’s birthday–also known as Winnie-the-Pooh Day–I’m dropping in to share the two Pooh postcards that hit my mailbox within the last few weeks.
As Shelby–who sent the postcard above for a “Literary Wisdom” swap--points out in her note, we can almost always find wisdom in children’s books. Of course, she imparted an additional bit of Pooh wisdom:
We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.
Isn’t this true? As kids, we are just in the moment, but years later, the memories warm us.
For a Winnie-the-Pooh postcard swap, Alyssa of Alberta, Canada sent a card featuring an “updated” Pooh in red shirt walking past the London Bridge.
I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been.
Pooh’s wisdom comes off as simple and matter-of-fact, but there is incredible insight about the human experience in his [Milne’s] words. We get nowhere unless we’re willing to walk away from the things and places that hold us back.
I wonder if Pooh is interested in being my life coach?
If you need a little more Hundred Acre Wood sweetness, check out my “Happy Winnie-the-Pooh Day” post from two years ago.
Enjoy your favorite day!