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Now, I Figure *Pooh*

On Friday as I was looking up some quotes for my TGIF, I remembered my favorite cartoon. There was a time I was into cartoons like I am into movies right now. Funny enough, I am one of those people who besides learning from experience, I also learn from what I watch. Actually most of my wisdom, the little that I have acquired so far comes from what I see. I hear people say that movies, series or cartoons limit your intelligence, they say it’s garbage in and encourage you to read a book instead. Oh well, I have done both, and I choose to disagree. For me, movies open up my mind and make me think beyond what is being shown. I put myself in it. If it was me what would I have done, said or reacted … just the same way I do if or when reading a book.

Then again, different people, different preferences. So back to where I was before I digressed. I came across this site here, talking about the real life lessons from Winnie the Pooh. And now, I figure out why I loved it so much. It always gave me food for thought or better yet, it made me admire their lives gullible is me :). On the upside, it was a cartoon out of a book, so I got a dose of both!

They say, “the wisdom of  Winnie can guide a kid from childhood straight into adulthood and beyond. Following are some important life lessons courtesy of  Winnie and the rest of the gang from Aker Woods.” I think that’s just what it did, and going back through the quotes gives me goosebumps. Here goes:

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Love Your Friends

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.”

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”

“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.””

“I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh.
“I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”

Appreciate the Little Things in Life

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?””

“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.”

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.
“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.””

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called”

“Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.”

“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

“The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?”

“Twirl around Piglet,
Step lightly Pooh,
This silly ol’ dance is perfect for two.”

Be Patient

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

“Wait.”

Don’t Get Bogged Down in Details

“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”

Put Others First

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”

Take Care of Yourself

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

Be Considerate of Others

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”

Be Proactive

“You can’t always sit in your corner of the forest and wait for people to come to you… you have to go to them sometimes.”

Be Careful

“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”

Be Silly

“If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddely poms.”

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And that my dear friends is just a way to add more spice into your life. It may not look like it’s the best but ultimately it’s the only one that you have … so you don’t have a choice but to make it the best with the little that you’ve got. As my friend would say “there is no such thing as small houses, only small hearts”. I bet so is life and it’s content, nothing is small … it’s always about how you look at it.

To a blessed Sunday and I hope your weekend is going as planned. Mine sure is, I have had an AWESOME one. Today, I am house bound trying to make up for the time I should’ve spent on books. But no regrets whatsoever. Ps: I swam yesterday and did a shoot with the most amazing peoples. I hadn’t done that in ages, the bliss! They will tell the stories better *suspense gallore*

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Collide *POW*

Today is one of those day’s they say, “I woke up on the right side of the bed”, whoever coined that phrase *shaking my head* because I always wake up on the right (hand) side of the bed. I bet they meant the other right … hehe. I’m in this happy-go-lucky mood and I have no slightest idea where it’s come from, not that I’m complaining. Suddenly I have psyche to do things that I had lost psyche doing :) , which is a very good thing.

I love rock n roll \nn/ and the roll it leaves on your tongue when you’re saying it, the r’s and l’s in the statement can be quite the tongue twister considering my Meru genes are quite strong, might just get myself saying, “I love lock and loll”, “I rove rock and roll”, I love lock n roll”…hehe. Anyhow, the Xfm frequency (105.5) was never clear in the office but today it was … could the day get any better, felt like jumping up and down, but this was all happening in my head. Next on the playlist is ~ Howie Day – Collide ~

My favorite part of the song is the choruses (whats the plural of chorus?) … I’ve mixed them up to feature the lines I like!

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind

Even the stars refuse to shine
Out of the back you fall in time
I somehow find
You and I collide

That one, is on the top of the list of my most favorite songs, why? Because I’m the kind of person who listens much to the message that the song is passing on, okay, the beats, it’s gotta pump me up. It’s one of those that get me saying “I love this song” *in the most girly of ways* and you’ll probably go like awww! Well, I said I could come up with a post out of a word, this is it today *COLLIDE*

Collide: To come together with violent, direct impact; To meet in opposition; conflict

Always dreaded, never anticipated is what colliding is. It happens when you least expected and the outcomes are always unknown. What I like about it, is the surprise it holds. I can’t say I love surprises, although I secretly do, but I have never brought myself to admit it. And today will not be the day I surrender, holding on strong, to my *I don’t like surprises*

For something to collide, there has to be an opposing force that is conflicting with it. Like opposite poles attract and like poles repel … same concept I guess.  I would equate this to life success, friendships, relationships. Basically, nothing comes easy, you have to fight for stuff, for it to work out.

In case you ever wondered why everything can be so hard sometimes, it’s because heaven and earth are having are colliding. Heaven is trying to make it heaven here on earth, while earth is trying to occupy it’s place and make it earthly. If they merge and form a good union … everything is heavenly and awesome, else hell breaks loose and depressing … okay that’s a joke, I done why life can be such a behind (euphemism at it’s best) sometimes.

Everyone is different ->and different people have different views, opinions, objectives, goals and so on. Then how do we make it together, because in the long run, a man is not an island? You need another to be able to achieve that which you’ve set out for. Your difference has to finally meet and I’m pretty sure they (the differences that is) ain’t going to sit around and wait to see what happens, they’ll have a go and eventually collide and the outcome could be either for the worst or for the best … surprise! surprise! This right her explains why I don’t like surprises, seeing as I’m human, I would love everything to be the best always.

Anyhow, you will find out that, that which collides, in the end, when it all works out, then it was worth the try. So don’t deny yourself anything based on the fact that it’s not you,  it’s different, out of this world or better yet not your kind of thing. Maybe that’s the key  to your treasure box. As long as it’s something that’s worth the fight then go ahead … what are you waiting for? *It’s not as easy as it sounds in writing/reading…lol*

Just to remind you that, no one has it all because even the best fall down sometimes and yeah, even the stars refuse to shine (do they?) … lol, just that the best and the stars never give up at any given circumstance. So giving up was never part of the plan … yah!

Okay, now go have a lovely evening … be happy, be the best, be a star and don’t be afraid to collide, it’s a way of life!

And this is my song of the day —> That’s more like me!

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

My new favorite

This song has got me too… woi! me and my tendencies to replay a song a million times well that’s just me. and in general her songs are just the ISH, they all make sense and super sweet to the ear. Like her lifestyle too, she aint splattered all over the media for all the wrong reasons. #TooFresh!

Anyhow, ever had those people in your life, that even if they do stuff that hurts you or totally pisses you off, when they are in trouble or need you, you’ve always got them? or say you’ll just quickly forgive? #justasking

Signing Off — *Kawi*