Life Lessons from Winnie the Pooh

“I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I’ve been.” –Winnie the Pooh

I love stories. I try to share that love with my children in our homeschooling life. Children’s stories can teach us the simple and not-so-simple realities about life in gentle and profound ways. Honestly, I have been surprised by how much I have learned from children’s stories. In fact, the best ones inspire adults just as much as children. Take this line from Winnie the Pooh. Pooh, in his matter-of-fact manner, did not seem to be aware of the depth of his statement. Besides, he was simply helping Christopher Robin look for their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. However, these words are such a wonderful metaphor for how we progress through life, how we walk towards our healing and away from situation that hurt us, and how we leave behind old seasons and embrace new ones. What a mantra to live by! Thank you, Pooh! 

Ask yourself: Where are you going and what do you need to get there? What new season awaits you? 

 

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