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I’m re-reading one of my all time favourite books: ‘The Tao of Pooh’

There is so much to love and learn … and it starts in the Forward as the author Benjamin Hoff and Pooh discussed:

“What’s this you’re writing?”asked Pooh, climbing onto my writing table.
“The Tao of Pooh” I replied.
“The How of Pooh?” asked Pooh, smudging one of the words I’d just written….”What’s it about?” asked Pooh, leaning forward and smearing another word.
“It’s about how to stay #happy and #calm under all circumstances!” I yelled.
“Have you read it?” asked Pooh.

Hmmm…. we would never do that, would we?

Some other lessons that I gained from Winnie-the-Pooh, the bear himself, and his friends:

1. Take pleasure in life and seize the day.

”What day is it?” said Pooh. ”It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. ‘”My favourite day,” responds Pooh.

2. Always consider the upside. What if it went well?

“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?’‘Supposing it didn’t, said Pooh after careful thought. Piglet was comforted by this.

3. Slow down. Be present. Sometimes just being there is enough.

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.   “Pooh!” he whispered.   “Yes, Piglet?”  “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

#leadership #life #caring #bepresent #slowdown #upside #seizetheday#seizethemoment #enjoylife

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