The delightfully simple world of Winnie the Pooh

Written in 1926, what is it about this small bear and friends that keeps it relevant and interesting today? With two recent films based on author A. A. Milne and his creation Winnie the Pooh, (‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ in 2017 and ‘Christopher Robin in 2018) the stories of a bear and his friends continue to be told. Perhaps because the stories are so delightfully simple, focusing on the small things to be grateful for, it reminds us to stay grounded. Because the message of being humble and kind to others is what’s most important and this can have a calming effect on us.

Reading these stories as a child is magical, but so is revisiting them as an adult. Being reminded of the simple joy a bear has with his honey pots, you too can reconnect with your own simple joys. This makes everything else seem much less complex as most things aren’t nearly as important as we make them out to be. What is important is remembering to connect to your simple joys and Pooh Bear shows us how.

“Tigger is all right, really,” said Pooh lazily.

“Of course he is,” said Christopher Robin.

“Everybody is really,” said Pooh. “That’s what I think,” said Pooh. “But I don’t suppose I’m right,” he said.

“Of course you are,” said Christopher Robin.