So we couldn’t stop at just those quotes from Winnie-the-Pooh. This morning were more about adventure and doing Nothing–now we have a few about friends and people you just love so, so much.
“‘Hallo!’ said Tigger. ‘I’ve found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them.'”
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.”
You just stay here in this one corner of the Forest waiting for the others to come to you. Why don’t you go to THEM sometimes?”
(Piglet) “‘Pooh, promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.’ Pooh thought for a little. ‘How old shall I be then?’ ‘Ninety-nine.’ Pooh nodded. ‘I promise,’ he said.”
When you have someone you love, mom, dad, brother, sister, friend–you want to be around them. You want to help them. And you should want to do things, even if it’s not what you want to do. People you love are there during the bad times, during the mellow cuddly times, and during the fun adventure I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened times.
But those moments are not about you. Notice that Pooh is very unselfish. Christopher Robin is very unselfish. When one of them has an idea–the other one says “let’s go do it”. Be that kind of friend.
“So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”
The House at Pooh Corner, AA Milne
In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. 4 Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.
Philippians 2:3-4 (ERV)
Dear Jesus, Oh, forgive me for thinking only about myself. Please help me treat others better, open my eyes so I will be considerate and thoughtful, with a cheerful and loving heart. Amen.