Lately I’ve been on a Winnie the Pooh kick. I enjoy the simple wisdom given to us by A.A. Milne through a kind, chubby bear. Here are a few of my favs:
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
|“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.”
|“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
The above quotes say a certain thing to me, they give me certain insight and wisdom. But I’d like to hear from you. Choose one of the above quotes and tell us how it spoke to you.
Let’s have fun with the simple wisdom of a little bear.
There are days when I am overwhelmed with the sadness and pain in this world. When my family has troubles. When my life gets complicated. There are days I stand at the window and whisper to my Abba Father, “Help,” because it is the only word I have the strength to utter. I’m overwhelmed because I’m so focused on the bad that I cannot recognize joy.
Our brains take us to the place of our focus. If I am in a negative place—complaining about the way things are—it doesn’t take long to darken my mood. Despair blinds me. I muddle through the day missing opportunities because I cannot see them.
This picture of my granddaughter reminds me of the importance to take baby steps to joy. To throw back my head and drink in life’s good things, no matter how small. We have so much to be grateful for. And if we focus on those things, we will find our way out of the darkness.