Written by Aarthi Arun and published on 23 April 2021.
Who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh? The iconic bear may be funny and childish, but his inspiring quotes have some inherent wisdom for the whole family
One of the most beloved fictional characters who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Winnie the Pooh has been popular with children and adults alike. A.A. Milne created this character based on his son Christopher Robin Milne's toy bear. The friendly bear first appeared in a poem in 1925 and went on to win many hearts with his wit and thoughtfulness. Winnie and his crew's adventures in the Hundred Acres Wood have become well-known stories in many families. And there is a wise truth in many of this fictional bear's quotes. As we celebrate the cuddliest of all holidays, Winnie-the-Pooh Day on January 18, let's look at some wisdom-imparting quotes from Winnie and his friends.
Love is the primal need for every one of us. We thrive when our emotional needs are met. Here is what our favorite bear has to say about love.
"Some people care too much. I think it's called love."Piglet: "How do you spell love?"
Winnie: "You don't spell it, you feel it.""Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more, to give way to the happiness of the person you love." "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."
Where is the fun in life without friends? Celebrate friendship with quotes from the UN-designated Ambassador of Friendship, Winnie, himself!"A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey.""How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.""I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams we can be together all the time."
In this digital era, time is hard to come by. Cherish spending quality time with your family with these quotes. "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.""A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day."
It is not the material things, but the little things that make our lives worth living. "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.""A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.""Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
No one is perfect - we all come with our flaws. Take inspiration from this chubby bear about acceptance and show yourself some self-love. These quotes come in handy to teach your child to be comfortable in his own skin. "The things that make me different are the things that make me.""You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.""I am short, fat, and proud of that.""Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them."
How many times have you heard this - think before you act? See how the bear encourages us to think carefully and face the consequences if we don't."Think it over, think it under.""Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the forest that was left out by mistake."
As much as you want to think and consider, it isn't much fun to be stuck in the same place. The below quotes tell you why you should try and live in the moment. "I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.""You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
We live in a modern world, where everything goes by at a break-neck speed. So, once in a while, take time to slow down. Look how beautifully Pooh bear puts it.
"Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.""Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two.""Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday."
A positive outlook on life changes everything for the better. Here are some quotes that make you get up and face the world with positivity. "What day is it?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh."Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved."
Share this with your kids and watch them fall in love with Winnie the Pooh bear like you did!