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“What day is it?”
“Why it’s today, of course” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

  

My Favorite Day

  

Determined not to be shadowed by the past
nor overwhelmed by thoughts of the future,
I set off to be a child
who knows only the present moment.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear?

Shy wildflowers fetched by moonbeams.
Swings and slides hatched by the willows.
Sidewalks skittered with honey.
Suzie Qs danced as if seen by no one… and
Silly old bears just doing nothing.

Should you happen to be sixteen and listening,
Know this above all else…
believe in the wonderment of life
embrace the quiet moments, look around in awareness,
for in this forest you shall be happy.

~ julie © september 2012

  
  
  
I’ve just spent the past few days in the magic kingdom of California with my son and his beautiful family who re-located there when a job change too good to be denied was offered and so he didn’t… deny it that is!

I just happened to be across the room from John and Micah when this beautiful moment occurred and I was fortunate enough to capture it. No need to guess that it was a Winnie the Pooh story they were sharing… the wheels started to turn in response to this week’s prompt on We Write Poems: Words of Wisdom

In poem form, answer the following question…If you could go back in time and impart a bit of wisdom to your sixteen year old self, what would it be?

Albeit a rather trite cliché I know, but the old saying that “this too shall pass” came to mind. Usually given as comfort to help us through trying times, it occurred to me that we take so for granted the wondrous moments and they too pass all too quickly. Cliché or not, if you pay close heed, the wisdom in those words abound. Can’t be said often enough to live in the moment and pay attention.

D.H. Lawrence “got it” when he wrote “I got the blues thinking of the future so I got off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.”

So, whether it’s honey or marmalade, just go make some!!

  

Are you listening, son?

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