One of the most delightful takeaways from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh is how much the characters, especially Pooh and Piglet love each other. When picking quotes for this month, I focused on their relationship. I admire how open they are with their gushy feelings. I’d do this more in real life if my I knew that my friends wouldn’t just turn around and call me a giant dork for being such an emotional drip around them. A. A. Milne sure knows how to make friends feel loved.
The rest of the quotes, I chose focused on this time in winter. It’s still early enough in the year that people might be sticking to their resolutions. Pooh is often focused on improvement and big lofty thoughts on adventure. While I am usually thinking of fitness and organization in January, it is comforting to know that Pooh is too.