Today commemorates Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrating the birthday of author A. A. Milne. Born January 18, 1882, Milne a playwright and author by trade, became internationally famous for the stories celebrating his son Christopher Robin and his playmates from the Hundred Acre Wood. And though Milne and Christopher Robin may have felt trapped by the success of Winnie the Pooh, there is no doubt that these stories have delighted children of all ages for nearly a century.
In celebration of the day, I thought I would share my favorite wisdom from the silly old bear.
"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude."
"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."
"And really, it wasn't much good having anything exciting like floods, if you couldn't share them with somebody."
"You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think."
So, enjoy a pot of honey and enjoy a day with friends, in celebration of the one and only Winnie the Pooh.