Thursday, April 22, 2010
In the Words Of...
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
~Christopher Robin to Winnie The Pooh
I recently had a heart-to-heart with a friend who said to me, “You’re a smart woman - don’t ever forget how strong you can be.”
Being the sort of person who travels through life with an abundance of literary quotations in her head, I replied, “Hey, that reminds of what Christopher Robin told Winnie The Pooh!”
My words were met with a blank stare followed by a look of dismay. I suspect he was re-thinking that “smart woman” remark.
I explained my quantum leap of thought – the similarity of the advice.
He still looked a bit perplexed.
Hey, what man wouldn’t want to aspire to the wisdom and eloquence of Christopher Robin? Or for that matter, the wisdom of Winnie The Pooh? Or any inhabitant of the Hundred Acre Wood (aka 100 Aker Wood)?
I would take such a comparison as a compliment. ;)
P.S. We’re still friends – he just knows me a little better now – is more prepared for those quantum leaps…
photo credit: www.msu.edu/user/steinbr1/pooh/images/classic/pooh78.jpg