Standing in Pooh’s Corner

It’s been over a month since I’ve written. After the last post and looking back over a year of introspection, sometimes over indulgent, I really wanted to think about the year to come.  How to open doors to new possibilities, perhaps a new focus, perhaps the same focus with a year of wisdom bouncing around…

So what did I do? I opened A.A. Milne’s “The House at Pooh Corner.” I bought it in Paris a few years ago, because I was obsessed with Winnie the Pooh growing up and couldn’t resist purchasing.

Just watch the Pooh Bear LOVE:

Chapter 1: Pooh was sad to find that Piglet wasn’t home and says, “…I shall have to go a fast Thinking Walk by myself…”

With that, I followed Pooh Bear’s lead and went on a thinking walk.  Really, any excuse to go on a Thinking Walk and wander and see what stirs…

Every day I push and push hoping to achieve something, when in fact, each day is an achievement in itself if seized.   I’ve done a lot this past year.  Sometimes it’s difficult to see the steps climbed while climbing.  Sometimes I feel like I’m in a hurry to get somewhere, but I’m not sure WHAT that “where” is.  When I’m over excited and want to DO too much to achieve WHATEVER it is I’m trying to achieve, the wise David Spaltro reminds me to take a look at the tracks I’ve left the past year, see the growth, slow down, and not to rush.

The most applicable Winnie-the-Pooh quote I stumbled upon was this: “Rivers know this: there is no hurry.  We shall get there some day.”

With that, I’ll say thanks to all who’ve inspired me thus far and I eagerly await what’s in store next.  But I’ll try not to fetch what’s next mistaking the future more rich than the present.

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