January 18 – Winnie-the-Pooh Day

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Who doesn’t love the huggable, honey-eating Winnie-the-Pooh of Hundred Acre Wood? His gentle voice and whimsical ways have delighted the hearts of young and old since English author A. A. Milne created Pooh and E. H. Shephard illustrated him in 1926. Walt Disney saw Pooh Bear’s potential and in 1961 licensed some of the film rights for movies and television. Disney’s vision ushered Pooh Bear into our hearts.

Pooh’s friends: Christopher Robin, Roo the kangaroo, and his mother Kanga, Rabbit, Piglet, and melancholy Eeyore entertained us with their fun and adventures.

Here are three of my favorite Winnie-the-Pooh quotes:

  • “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”
  • “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.”
  • “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

Click here for more of Pooh’s and his friends’ quotes.

From the New York Public Library, here are fun facts about Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends.

So many life lessons rise from these characters. They taught us how to laugh and always be learning. They practiced true friendship and displayed admirable patience. Pooh and his friends didn’t care if someone was human or animal, large or small, male or female. They were accepted and treasured for themselves and their uniqueness. If only we could model their words and actions.

What do you like about Winnie the Pooh and Friends?

Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts this past week. I’m pleased to announce that Lisa was the randomly selected winner from those that commented on last week’s blog post “Help Me Choose Blog Topics For 2022“. Congratulations Lisa! She has been sent a $25 eGift card from Amazon.