Pooh for a Day
When carrying a jar of honey to give to a friend for
his birthday, don't stop and eat it along the way.
Don't forget that a tail is a tail; it isn't just a
Little Bit Extra at the back.
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use
long, difficult words but rather short, easy words
like "What about lunch?"
"They're funny things, accidents. You never have them
till you're having them." -Eeyore
Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may
step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by
When looking at your two paws, as soon as you have
decided which one of them is the right one, then you
can be sure the other one is left.
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
'You can't help respecting anybody who can spell
Tuesday, even if he doesn't spell it right.'
When late morning rolls about and you're feeling a bit
out of sorts, don't worry; you're probably just a
little eleven o'clockish.
"It's always useful to know where a
friend-and-relation *is*, whether you want him or
whether you don't."
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you
Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which
seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different
when it gets out into the open and has other people
looking at it.
Be especially careful in dangerous places where an
Ambush might occur. An Ambush is a sort of Surprise.
Then again, so is a gorse-bush sometimes.
"We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there
is to it." -Eeyore
When waking up in the morning, remember that whether
your first thought is, "What's for breakfast?" or "I
wonder what's going to happen exciting *today*" it's
Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon.
When you come across Eeyore in the Forest and he seems
even gloomier than usual, check to see if he has his
tail. It may be missing.
When trying to ignore a knock at your door, don't yell
out, "No!" when someone asks, "Is anybody at home?"
It isn't much good having anything exciting like
floods, if you can't share them with somebody.
When you fall on somebody, it's not enough to say you
didn't mean to; after all, he probably didn't mean to
be underneath you.
If you are looking for Home and find instead a
sand-pit, try looking for a sand-pit. Then you'd be
sure not to find it, which would be a Good Thing,
because you might find something that you'weren't
looking for, which might just be what you were looking
Even though eating honey is a very good thing to do,
there is a moment just before you begin to eat it
which is better.
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away
beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there
is to be known.
Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're
things which get *you*. And all you can do is to go to
where they can find you.
Spelling isn't everything. there are days when
spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.
It's so much more friendly with two.