by Roland Van Deusen
for the Brat, with love
“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh
Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
“What day is it?”
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.
“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?”
“Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
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.
The things that make me different are the things that make me.
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”
I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.
Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.
Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits…
A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
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 think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.
One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.
But it isn’t easy, said Pooh. Because poetry and hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
More Quotes for Life
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class. We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all. And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: We need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: We will meet one another there.”
The above is the actual quote. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pope-francis-belief-in-god/
This is the widely circulated “mis quote”.
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.
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The quieter you become, the more you can hear – Ram Dass
All you have to do to be happy, is to be grateful – Martin the dog
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create illusion, for the moment, that we are not alone – Orson Welles
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