Anytime a difficult situation or complex subject came up, I would point out what we can’t control, focus on the positive and then change the subject back to something fun … like, “Let’s go have a yummy picnic!” He called my comments “Poohisms”. The world and life can be so complicated and sometimes there isn’t anything we can do except change the way we think about it.
Here are my 10 favorite Poohisms… which are also super valuable Life Lessons!
1. Cherish 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.”
- Live in the moment.
“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, “What about lunch?”- Pooh
- If you want something, go and get it.
“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.”
- There’s no such thing as a silly question.
“Before beginning a hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”
- Love can really hurt.
“Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
- 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.”
- Sometimes, working towards getting something you really want is even better than having it.
“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.”
- You can’t explain love.
Piglet: “How do you spell love?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it… you feel it!”
10. And my personal favorite… It’s the little things!
“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”