Happy National Winnie the Pooh Day!
I sure didn’t and I’ve never seen the movie. How have I missed this?
Reading about Winnie the Pooh and the gang sparked this poem.
Forever Is Not Very Long
What can I have that I can also be
What I can I give that comes back to me
Said to make life much sweeter-how can I know
That If I give it away it always grows
What can I find that can also be shared
What about all this makes me even care
What am I lacking that if I become
I am guaranteed it will add much more fun
I’ve heard it said but I cannot remember
I know it is so strong yet delicate and tender
I’m thinking, I’m thinking, it’s on the tip of my tongue
It can be old and aged or newly found or young
It grows and strengthens over time
Anyone can be this or they can find
How can I remember all of these specifics
But not remember and name something so terrific
Then I’m reminded by watching Pooh and Piglet
It is friendship and love given without limit
I’m grateful to know that if I give it away
It is given back to me and it comes to stay
So if you’re an old friend or one newly come along,
In the words of Pooh and Piglet; we can be friends forever, forever is not very long.
I have to watch Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. When I was reading some of Pooh’s quotes, I was reminded of the scripture;
“If you want friends show yourself friendly.
“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
I realize love and friendship (real friendship) grows and multiplies. If you give each away, both have a sure return. In a world where interests and dividends fluctuate, folks watch the stock market and smile or grimace, isn’t it nice to know that Jesus knew the greatest commandment was to love?
Jesus said, “you shall love The LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength and you shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28)
Looking for a sure reward? Give and it shall be given. For with the measure you give it shall be measured back to you.
If someone has hurt you do not let that be a reason to become, or to remain cynical, there is a sure reward when given away. The harvest will indeed be bountiful.
In a world of hostility and insanity be the change you wish to see. Today show yourself friendly and loving. Someone needs the friend you can be, and the love you can share.
If you are a new friend or an old friend, thank you! I value your friendship more than you know.
And PS, if you want to watch Christopher Robin give me a shout! It’s on my 2019 bucket list. I feel a grandkid event at the house.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you and give you Shalom.
Poem and writings Copyright © 2019 laurette laster all rights reserved
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